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Baptist State Convention 



DECEMBER 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, 1894. 


Edwards & Broughton, Printers and Binders. 




R. H. Marsh Oxford, N. C. 



E. K. Procter, Jr Lumberton, N. C. 

C. S. Blackwell Elizabeth City, N. C. 

M. H. Justice Rutherfordton, N. C. 


N. B. Broughton__ Raleigh, N. C. 

Needham B. Cobb Raleigh, N. C. 

treasurer : 
J. D. Boushall Raleigh, N. C. 


W. N. Jokes Raleigh, N. C. 

corresponding secretary : 
C. Durham Raleigh, N. C. 

trustees of the convention : 

C. Durham, C. M. Cooke, W. T. Faircloth, 

T. H. Briggs, L. R. Mills. 


ROR 189-4- '95. 


J. C. Scarborough, Chairman. C. Durham, Cor. Secretary. 

J. H. Alford, G. M. Allen, T. W. Blake, C. W. Blanchard, J. D. 
Boushall, S. W. Brewer, N. B. Broughton, J. C. Caddell, J. W. Carter, 
N. B. Cobb, G. J. Dowell, J. H. Edwards, J. C. Ellington, W. R. Gwalt- 
ney, F. P. Hobgood, J. N. Holding, E. C. Holleman, C. J. Hunter, W. N. 
Jones, W. A. Montgomery, M. T. Norris, H. C. Olive, T. H. Pritchard, 
T. E. Skinner, A. M. Simms, W. G. Upchurch, H. L. Watson, J. P. 
Wyatt, R. E. L. Yates, W. T. Faircloth, J. D. Hufham. 

Ashe and Alleghany, James Eller; Atlantic, R. Ford; Alexander, D. W. 
Pool; Beulah, F. P. Tucker; Bladen, W. S. Meekin; Brier Creek, W. A. 
Myers; Brushy Mountain, R. A. Spainhour; Caldwell, J. V. McCall; 
Cedar Creek, H. B. Downing; Central, P. A. Dunn; Catawba River, Sam- 
uel Huffman; Cape Fear, E. W. Wooten; Chowan, E. F. Aydlett; Colum- 
bus, A. McKennon; Eastern, O. P. Meeks; Elkin, J. S. Kilby; Flat River, 
R. H. Marsh; French Broad, T. M. Honey cutt; Green River, M. M. Lan- 
drum; Kings Mountain, H. F. Schenck; Liberty, James Smith; Little 
River, J. A. Campbell; Mecklenburg and Cabarrus, C. Gresham; Mitchell 
County, L. H. Green; Montgomery, W. M. Bostick; Mt. Zion, W. C. 
Tyree; Pee Dee, L. Johnson; Pilot Mountain, H. A. Brown; Raleigh, O. L. 
Stringfield; Robeson, E. K. Procter, Jr.; Sandy Creek, O. T. Edwards; 
South Atlantic, J. M. Long; South Fork, J. D. Moore; South Yadkin, 
N. S. Jones; Stanly, E. F. Eddings; Tar River, W. B. Morton and R. T. 
Vann; Three Forks, W. S. Farthing; Union, F. B. Ashcraft; West Chowan, 
J. B. Brewer; Yadkin, J. C. Burrus; Yancey County, J. W. Briggs; Pied- 
mont, C. A. G. Thomas. 




W.'L. Poteat, W. R. Gwaltney, W. B. Royall, D. W. Allen, C. E. 
Brewer, J. M. Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, L. Chapell, W. B. Dunn, W. H. 
Edwards, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Lankford, L. R. Mills, J. B. Powers, 
F. M. Purefoy, N. Y. Gulley, C. E. Taylor, J. F. Lanueau, John Mitchell, 
R. E. Royall, W. A. Montgomery, W. J. Ferrell, J. C. Fowler, J. C. Cad- 
dell, A. F. Purefoy, T. E. Holding, J. H. Gorrell. 


W. C. Tyree, G. J. Dowell, J. F. McDuffie, N. B. Broughton, H. A. 
Foushee, H. A. Reams, T. E. Cheek, J. L. Markham, P. H. Fontaine, 
T. H. Street, W. N. Jones. 


i. The Baptist State Convention shall be composed of three male rep- 
resentatives from each white Association in the State in fellowship with 
us, or one annual male representative appointed by the churches for 
every ten dollars contributed to its funds: Provided, that no church shall 
have more than ten representatives, and of such male life members as 
have been made so by the payment of thirty dollars at any one time to 
the Treasurer for the objects of the Convention. No one shall be a mem- 
ber of the Convention who is not a member in good standing of a Baptist 
church in fellowship with us, and no other life members shall be made. 

2. The primary objects of the Convention shall be to encourage and 
support Wake Forest College; to educate young men called of God to the 
ministry, and approved by the churches to which they belong; to encour- 
age education among all the people of the State; to support the gospel in 
all destitute sections of the State and of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion: to send the gospel to the nations who have it not; to encourage the 
distribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious literature; to 
assist Baptist churches in the erection of suitable houses of worship; to 
encourage the proper care of indigent orphan children and destitute and 
aged ministers of the gospel, and to co-operate with the Southern Baptist 
Convention in all its departments of labor. 

3. The Convention shall meet annually, on Thursday night after the 
first Sunday in December. 

4. The officers of the Convention shall be a President, three Vice-Presi- 
dents, a Recording Secretary and an Assistant, a Corresponding Secre- 
tary, a Treasurer, an Auditor, and five Trustees, all of whom, except the 
Trustees, who shall serve during the pleasure of the Convention, shall 
be elected annually. 

5. The President shall preside and enforce order in accordance with 
Dr. Mell's Parliamentary Practice. One of the Vice-Presidents shall 
preside in the absence of the President. 

6. The Recording Secretary and his Assistant shall record the pro- 
ceedings, collect and preserve statistics of the denomination, and pub- 
lish and distribute the Minutes. 

7. The Treasurer shall receive all funds represented in the Conven- 
tion; make public acknowledgment of the same each week through the 
Biblical Recorder ; give his bond to the Trustees; forward, at least once 
a month, all contributions to their destination; at every meeting of the 
Convention make a full report of his receipts and disbursements, and, 
on retiring from his office, turn over to his successor all moneys, papers 
and books belonging thereto. 


8. The Trustees shall secure and hold the title to any and all property 
belonging to or which may be acquired by the Convention, and take a 
sufficient bond of the Treasurer. The terms, conditions and amount of 
the bond shall be fixed by the Trustees, and in case the Treasurer shall 
refuse or neglect to give his bond within thirty days after his election, 
the Trustees shall have power to elect a Treasurer. They shall report 
annually to the Convention. 

9. The Auditor shall, prior to each annual meeting of the Convention, 
examine carefully all the receipts, disbursements, vouchers, papers and 
books of the Treasurer, and his certificate to the facts in the case shall 
be attached to the Treasurer's report. 

10. The Corresponding Secretary shall solicit contributions to the 
objects of the Convention; assist the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools in the employment and payment of missionaries, and labor to 
promote the cultivation and development of Christian benevolence. 

11. The Education Board shall, so far as it may be able, assist promis- 
ing and indigent young ministers seeking to prepare themselves for the 
more efficient preaching of the gospel. 

12. The Board of Missions and Sunday Schools shall encourage the 
churches to give liberally to all the objects of the Convention; so far as 
the means at its disposal will allow, supply all destitute portions of the 
State with faithful and efficient ministers of the gospel; give pecuniary 
aid, as far as can be secured, for building houses of worship at proper 
points in the State, and in cases where pecuniary aid cannot be given, 
commend them to the beneficence of the churches; encourage the dis- 
tribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious literature in the 
homes, in the churches and in the Sunday Schools; encourage Sunday 
School Conventions and Institutes; continue, and so far as it may be 
able, and the growth of this work may require; enlarge the Sunday 
School Supply Store, and co-operate with all missionary and Sunday 
School work of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

13. There shall be an Auditor of the Sunday School Supply Store, who, 
prior to each annual meeting of the Convention, shall examine carefully 
all the receipts, disbursements and expenditures, vouchers, papers, books 
and stock on hand, and his certificate to the facts in the case shall be 
attached to the report on the Supply Store. 

14. The Board shall be appointed annually, and report to each session 
of the Convention. 

15. The Convention year shall close one week before the annual meet- 
ing of the body. 

16. The Boards of the Convention shall fix the compensation of their 
respective officers, and that of the Treasurer and Corresponding Secre- 
tary of the Convention. 

17. The Constitution may be changed or amended at any annual ses- 
sion by two-thirds of the representatives present voting in the affirmative. 



Newbern — Rufus Ford, H. B. Duffy. 
Goldsboro—C. A. Jenkens, W. T. Faircloth. 
Antioch—R. D. Carroll, Winterville. 
Kinston — A. L. Stough. 


Sacramento, Cal. — J. G. Pullian, Sparta. 
Laurel Springs — J. H. Doughton. 
Sparta- W. C. Fields. 


Milton — J. R. Jones. 


Moravian Falls — W. R. Bradshaw. 


Morganton — E. McK. Goodwin. 

Lenoir — Dr. J. K. Moore, L,enoir; I. W. Thomas, Hibriten. 
Globe— H. M. Croom, Hartland. 


Judson — W. H. Downing, Fayetteville. 
Cumberland Union — H. B. Downing, Cedar Creek. 


First Baptist, Raleigh— -N. B. Cobb, J. C. Scarborough, J. D. Boushall, 
C. Durham, J. W. Carter, J. W. Denmark, W. N. Jones. 

Wake Forest— Charles E. Brewer, John Mitchell, Charles E. Taylor, 
J. B. Carlyle, P. A. Dunn, J. C. Caddell, J. C. Caddell, Jr. 

Foresiville—J. h. Allen. 


Elizabeth City— Calvin S. Blackwell, E. F Aydlett. 

Edenton— John E. White. 

Gatesville—Q. J. Woodson. 

Sawyers Creek — T. B» Boushall, Belcross. 


Whiteville—J. F. Tuttle. 
Chadboum — A. McKiunou. 



Clinton — B. S. Peterson. 

Wilmington {Brooklyn) — J. T. Jenkens. 

ML Olive— A. A. Butler. 

First, of Wilmington — Will. B. Oliver. 

South Side — J. S. Canady, Wilmington. 


Liberty — Prof. E. L. Wagoner, Trap Hill. 


Bethel—]. A. Beam, Bethel Hill. 
Oxford— F. P. Hobgood, R. H. Marsh. 
Roxboro — A. R. Foushee, H. T. Williams. 


Rutherfordton—H. D. Harrill, M. H. Justice, Forest City; C. B. Jus- 
tice, Rutherfordton. 
Marion — M. M. Laudrum. 
Old Fort— 'Si. H. Moore. 
Mt. Vernon — C. E. Gower, Lincolnton. 


Zion—A. C. Irvin, Pearl. 

Pleasant Hill — J. A. Roberts, Patterson's Springs. 
Shelby—]. D. Huf ham, T. S. McManus. 

Boiling Springs — E. B. Hamrick, G. P. Hamrick, J. Y. Hamrick, 
Metal; J. L. Pruett, R. N. Hawkins, Sharon. 
Bethlehem — J. W. Harmau, P. P. Elam, King's Mountain. 
Grover — D. J. Keeter. 


Lexington — Henry Sheets, James Smith. 
High Point—]. J. Farriss, R. C. Charles. 

Piney Grove— John W. Heine, T. S. Wall, C. C. Smith, C. M. Wall, 

Thomasville — S. W. Hall. 

Rich Fork—]. H. Mills, Thomasville. 

Orphanage — J. D. Newton, Thomasville. 

Dunn — Eldridge Lee. 



Tryon Street, Charlotte- -T. H. Pritchard, C. G. McManaway, J. J. 
Howell, W. E. Culpepper, Charles Moseley, W. C. Dowd, R. H. Jordan, 
Samuel P. Smith, Wm. Liles, E. M. Perrier, J. A. Durham, J. F. Mos- 
teller, B. F. Withers, I. W. Durham, H. G. Harper, W. W. Pool, J. C. 
Dowd, J. T. Jenkins. 

Olivet, Charlotte—]. K. Purefoy, John B. Bethune, C. Gresham, D. M. 
Austin, L. R. Pruett. 

Howell—^. A. M. Curdy, Flows. 

Lincolnlon—J. J. Payseur, Matthews. 

Concord — J. O. Alderman. 

Arlington — A. W. Crabtree. 


Yellow Mountain — W. H. Ollis, Spear. 


Blackwood's Chapel — H. M. Ingram, Pekin. 


Chapel Hill—]. L. Carroll, Thomas Hume, Collier Cobb, Dr. R. H. 
Whitehead, Charles S. Roberson. 

Durham — First Church, W. C. Tyree, A. L. Phipps; Second Church, 
George J. Dowell; Third Church, C. W. Blanchard, East Durham. 

Roberson Grove — J. F. MacDuffie, East Durham. 

Rockingham — Livingston Johnson, H. C. Dockery. 
Lilesville — B. V. Henry. 
Wadesboro — J. Q. Adams, T. B. Henry. 
Pleasant Grove — P. H. Seago, Lilesville. 
Polkton— John P. Boyd. 
Norwood — A. D. Dumas. 
Peachland—T. S. Wright. 
Brown Creek — J. N. Martin, Florian. 


Greensboro— Chas. A. G. Thomas, J. Y. Joyner, R. W. Brooks. 


Winston— Eirst Church, H. A. Brown; Broad Street, John A. Wray, 
S. F. Conrad. 

Mount Airy — C. C. Haymore. 
Leaksville—J. B. Richardson, High Point. 
Waughtoivn — W. L. Sink, Salem. 



Tabernacle, Raleigh — A. M. Simms, T. B. Moseley, J. R. Barkley, 
N. B. Broughton. 
Fayetteville Street, Raleigh — O. L. Stringfield. 
West Raleigh— A. D. Hunter. 


Fayetteville— -J. H. Edwards, John A. Oates, Jr. 

Lumberton — E. K. Proctor, Jr. 

Red Springs— M. L. Kesler, R. A. Moore. 

Rennert—A. R. Pittman. 

Centerville — E. C. Purvis, Leesville. 

Back Swamp— W. P. Barker, Grachy. 

Providence—]. W. Cobb, Lumber Bridge. 

Big Branch — I. P. Hedgpeth, W. A. Humphrey, Orran. 


Cool Spring — C. J. F. Anderson, Carthage. 

Moore's Chapel— W '. E. Hackney, G. L. Merrill, Franklinsville. 

Manly- W. C. Petty. 

Piltsboro—N. B. Cobb, pastor, Raleigh. 


Forest City — John B. Long. 


Gaslonia—M. P. Matheny, J. D. Moore, C. E. Rhyne, John W. Griffin, 
E. F. Jones, W. F. Marshall. 

Kidd's Chapel — W. A. Graham, Macpelah. 
Brnington — J. F. Morris, Stanley's Creek. 
Ml. Ruhama — A. W. Setzer, Carson. 
Maiden — J. A. Hoyle. 
Penelope — C. M. Murchison. 
Hebron— W. F. Mosley, Mt. Holly. 
Mt. Holly— G. M. Shires, J. W. Hansil. 
Dallas — J. R. Lewis. 
Hickory— C. S. Cash well. 
Catawba— D. P. Bridges. 


Statesville—]. C. Woodward, J. C. Turner, G. H. Church. 
Salisbury — N . S. Jones. 
Eatons -E. Frost, Cana. 


Jerusalem — J. Conra Pack, Augusta. 
Advance — B. K. Mason. 
Cleveland— S. W. Eaton, E. F. Eaton. 
Farmington — J. W. Wiseman. 


Albemarle—]. W. Suttle, D. Hathcock. 
Locust Level — S. A. Jenkins, Locust. 


Henderson — R. VanDeventer, A. Cree, Jr., Wake Forest. 

Warrenton—1. J. Taylor, N. L- Shaw. 

Wilson—]. A. Mundy, G. W. Blount. 

Greenville — J. H. Lamberth. 

Scotland Neck- -W. S. Ballard. 

Mt. Vernon — George M. Duke, Duke's. 

Louisburg — Thomas B. Wilder, W. B. Morton. 


Taylorsville — J. A. White. 


Boone—]. F. Spainhour, W. C. Coffy. 
Flat Top — I. N. Corpeuing, Blowing Rock. 


Monroe — R. Redfearn. 

Meadow Branch — Miles N. Bivens, Monroe. 

Falks—D. A. Snider, Beaverdam. 

Hopewell — A. C. Davis, Unionville. 

Oak Grove — W. V. Tucker, Winchester. 

Bethel—]. A. Bivens, Richardson's Creek. 

Antioch — J. D. Jenkins, Locust. 


Aulander — L. M. Curtis, A. W. Early. 

Murfreesboro— John B. Brewer, Samuel Saunders, C. W. Scarborough. 

Cashie—]. B. Boone, Windsor. 

Roxobel — Archibald Cree. 

St. John's— M. L. Green, Ahoskie. 

Republican — T. T. Speight, Lewiston. 




Charlotte, N. C, Thursday, Dec. 6, 1894. 

The North Carolina Baptist State Convention met in its 
Sixty-fourth Annual Session with Tryon Street Baptist 
church, in Charlotte, at 7:30 P. M., and was opened with 
singing by the church choir, reading the 10th chapter of 
II. Corinthians by J. A. Mundy, of Wilson, and prayer by 
J. L. Carroll, of Chapel Hill. 

President Marsh then introduced T. J. Taylor, of War- 
renton, who preached the opening sermon from II Corin- 
thians, 10th chapter, 4th verse. 

At the conclusion of the sermon, the President, on 
motion, appointed the following committee on Credentials: 
W. L. Poteat, H. B. Duffy, L. R. Pruitt, C. C. Haymore, 
J. D. Newton, J. L. Carroll. 

The committee proceeded at once to discharge their 
duty and reported present to-night 181 delegates. 

On motion of J. D. Hufham, the Convention proceeded 
to the election of officers. 

On motion of J. L,. Carroll, the Secretary was instructed 
to cast the ballot for R. H. Marsh, of Oxford, for President. 

On motion of J. D. Hufham, a committee was appointed 
to nominate other officers of the Convention. 

The Chair appointed J. D. Hufham, F. P. Hobgood, 
A. R. Foushee, J. E. White, J. C. Caddell. 

The committee retired and on returning reported the 
following nominations: 


Vice Presidents, M. H. Justice, E. K. Procter, Jr., C. 
S. Blackwell. 

Secretaries, N. B. Broughton, N. B. Cobb. 

Treasurer, J. D. Boushall. 

Auditor, W. N. Jones. 

Corresponding Secretary, C. Durham. 

These nominees were unanimously elected. 

On motion, the following visiting brethren were recog- 
nized and invited to seats in the body: 

A. E. Dickinson, of Richmond, Va. , Editor of Religious 
Herald; W. G. Rollins, of South Carolina; W. T. Hund- 
ley, of South Carolina; A.J. S. Thomas, Editor of Baptist 
Courier, South*Carolina; F. O. S. Curtis, South Carolina; 
R. H. Graves, of Canton, China; J. W. McCollom, of 
Japan; C. C. Bitting, of Philadelphia, Secretary of Bible 
Work American Baptist Publication Society; R. J. Will- 
ingham, Corresponding Secretary of Foreign Mission Board 
of Southern Baptist Convention; B. P. Robertson, of South 
Carolina; J. F. Edens, of Georgia; John W. Davis, of 

On motion, the following were appointed a Committee 
on Order of Business: R. VanDeventer, C. Durham, N. S. 
Jones, W. M. Gilmore, T. H. Pritchard. 

An address of welcome was then delivered by L. R. 
Pruett, pastor of Olivet church, Charlotte, and response in 
behalf of the Convention by W. B. Oliver, of Wilmington. 

C. Durham, Corresponding Secretary, presented the 
report of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, Treas- 
urer's Report and report of Woman's Central Committee, 
and without being read before the body, printed copies were 
distributed to the delegates, as follows: 




Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Many have been the bless- 
ings during the past year God has given to our churches, to our mission 
and Sunday school work, and to the one million six hundred and 
twenty-five thousand people in our beloved State. The fields have 
brought forth abundant crops; no great storms and no raging epidemics 
have been let loose upon us. Ours has been a land of health and plenty 
for man and beast. 


The number of our brethren called to their reward during the past 
year has not been large; but some of the choice ones among us have 
fallen on sleep. 

Ministers of the Gospel. 

John W. Gore, of Columbus County, December 6, 1893, in his 82d year. 
T. M. Leary, of Morehead City, January 14, 1894, in his 29th year. 
R. M. Sessoms, of Robeson County, January 23, 1894, in his 77th year. 
G. W. Rollins, of Forest City, February 16, 1894, in his 65th year. 
W. B. Woodruff, of Elkin, June 1, 1894, in his 79th year. 
J. C. Wilson, of Chatham County, July 1, 1894, in his 74th year. 
T. J. Leary, of Morehead City, July 18, 1894, in his 62d year. 
W. C. West, of Cumberland County, November 26, 1894, in his 77th 

Missionaries Among the Heathen. 

Mrs. M. T. Yates, of Shanghai, China, March 24, 1894, in her 72d year. 
She was buried by the side of her late husband, Dr. M. T. Yates, in 
Shanghai, China. 

C. C. Newton, of Lagos, Africa, July 26, 1894, in his 51st year. He 
was buiied at sea about 300 miles out from Lagos, 

Mrs. C. C. Newton, of Lagos, Africa, July 9, 1894, in her 50th year. 
She was buried in the Lagos cemetery. 

Members of Our Board. 

J. M. Heck, of Raleigh, February 10, 1894, in his 62d year. Member 
of the Board 1868-1893. President of the Convention 1874. 

L. O. Lougee, of Raleigh, November 10, 1894, in his 47th year. Mem- 
ber of the Board 1889-1894. 

"To depart and to be with Christ." 
The past twelve months, however, in all departments of the Conven- 
tion's work, has been a year beset by many and peculiar difficulties. It 
was begun with heavy obligations brought over from the preceding year. 


THE DEBT OF 1893. 

In the conclusion of the Board's report to the Convention a year ago, 
after stating the debt on State Missions was $3,097.10, and on Sunday 
schools was $2,086.64, the following suggestions were made, viz. : 

"Would it not be wise to lump this debt and make the effort during 
the next sixty days to find one hundred individuals or churches who 
will, on condition that it is all provided for, pay the entire debt in ninety 
days from January 1, 1S94? 

"The Board indulges the hope that, if the Convention shall so instruct, 
this plan could be successfully worked, the debt paid, gladness sent all 
along the lines, a new impetus given, and the contributions and work of 
the incoming year very greatly enlarged and facilitated. If a committee 
shall be appointed to consider and report on this item the Board would 
be glad to give said committee the fullest possible information bearing 
on this suggestion." 

The committee was .appointed, and, after thoughtful consideration, 
reported the following, viz. : 

"The Committee on the " Conclusions " of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday schools respectfully report : 

"That in their opinion the method of raising the debt due by the 
Board of Missions and Sunday schools, suggested in the report of said 
Board, be adopted, that is, that the effort be made to find one hundred 
individuals, churches or Associations who will pay the entire debt within 
ninety days from January 1, 1894." 

The results of this movement are well known. On April 2d the Treas- 
urer was able to seud checks to every missionary for the full amount dne 
on the past year's work ; and to pay, also, five hundred dollars of the 
debt on the Sunday school department. This special effort to secure 
money, under all the circumstances, was most remarkably successful ; 
and without it the Convention's work must have been greatly crippled 
for many years to come. It is but just to say that had it not been for 
the free use of the Biblical Recorder, and the hearty co-operation of 
brethren and sisters throughout the State, this result would not have 
been secured. 

The low prices of many farm products, the scarcity of money, the 
shrinkage of values, the political excitement and elections, with the 
inability of many of our best people to give largely, as we count gifts, 
brought us to a real crisis. But faithfnl and aggressive work, intelli- 
gent co-operation, earnest prayer, and the manifest presence and guid- 
ance of the Divine Spirit, have brought us over, perhaps, one of the 
most trying periods in the Convention's history. 

Every missionary of our Board has been paid in full for the Conven- 
tional year ending November 1, 1894 



The names of the missionaries and the Associations in which they 
have done their work are as follows, viz. : 

Atlantic — R. D. Carroll, W. T. Jones, J. H. Vernon, C. S. Burgess, 
J. W. Nobles, B. Ward, J. W. Rose. 

Beulah — J. D. Harris, J. R. Jones, E. S. Pearce. 

Bladen — W. S. Melvin. 

Cape Fear— E. W. Wooten, G. W. Hill. 

Catawba— C. E. Gower. 

Central— A. D. Hunter. 

Chowan— A. E. C. Pittman, John A. Shaw, W. R. Carawan, C. J. 
Woodson, Josiah Elliott, W. V. Savage, N. P. Stallings, J. B. Ferebee. 

Eastern— W. L. Bilbro, S. D. Swain, R. E. Peel. 

Elkin— J. W. Burchette. 

Flat River— J. A. Stradley. 

French Broad— P. McDevett, A. J. Sprinkle, M. S. Proffitt. 

GREEN River— D. P. Loudermilk, M. M. Landrum, G. W. Suttlemire. 

Kings Mountain — R. L. Liuirick, G. M. Webb, J. A. Hoyle. 

Liberty — M. J. Leach, Thomas Carrick, Henry Sheets, H. Morton. 

LITTLE River— A. N. Campbell, R. J. Bennett, N. H. Gibbs. 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus— J. O. Alderman, J. F. Morris, L. R. 

Mount Zion— J. F. McDuffie, J. C. Hocutt, Alvis Andrews, A. J. Taylor. 

PEE DEE— J. F. Tuttle, T. S. Wright. 

PiEOT Mountain— N. J. Mathews, C. C. Haymore, G. W. Glidewell, 
S. F. Conrad, R. M. Loftis, P. Oliver. 

Raleigh— O. C. Horton, F. H. Poston. 

Robeson— A. R. Pittman. 

Sandy Creek— G. W. Harmon, G L. Merrill, J. M. White. 

Sandy Run— G. P. Hamriek. 

South Fork— M. P. Matheny, J. F. Morris, J. A. Hoyle, C. M. Mur- 
chison, C. S. Cashwell. 

South River — R. Honeycutt, John Prevatt. 

South Yadkin— J. B. Newton, N. S. Jones, A. H. Goodin, A. W. 

Stanly— J. W. Suttle. 

Tar River— J. W. Powell, J. H. Lambeth, J. K. Fant, A. G. Wilcox, 
W. S. Ballard, D. McLeod, J. D. Huf ham, J. G. Blalock, W. V. Savage, 
J. R. Pace, J. W. Sledge, T. A. Floyd. 

Union — A. C. Davis, D. A. Snider. 

West Chowan— B. Leggett, L. M. Greene. 

The number of Associations in the Convention has been 44 

New Associations organized this year — Piedmont 1 

Total number 45 


The number of Associations in which the State mission work has been 
done during the past year is 30. 

There is, in the opinion of those best informed, much mission terri- 
tory in most of the other fifteen Associations. 

The missionaries during the past year have preached at more than 
three hundred different neighborhoods and places, and, if the Board 
could have the means, it could arrange for preaching at more than six 
hundred destitute places during the incoming year. So long as the 
population increases, new places, neighborhoods and towns spring up, 
and centres of influence change, so long will it be necessary to continue 
the prosecution of this work. 

A tabulated statement can show only a part of the results wrought by 
these faithful missionaries during the past year. It seems, too, impos- 
sible to secure full reports or to get them in time to present the facts to 
the Convention in the Board's annual report. 


Number of missionaries 95 

Number of sermons and addresses 5.272 

Number of mission churches supplied 56 

Number of out-stations supplied-- 320 

Number of baptisms T ,54 2 

Number added by letter 1,027 

Number of new churches constituted 48 

Number of Sunday schools organized 224 

Number of houses of worship finished 2S 

Number of houses of worship building 72 

Cost of these houses of worship $ 31,225 


Cost of houses of worship $ 33-8 2 5 

Cost of homes for pastors 2,600 

Debts on church property paid 12,400 

For information about the contributions we refer to the Treasurer's 


At a meeting of the Board, July 18, 1894, a committee of three (viz.: 
J. C. Scarborough, T. E. Skinner and H. L. Watson) was appointed to 
address a letter to the pastors, requesting them to give ten days or two 
weeks of daily preaching at some destitute or mission station. This 
work was to be done without expense to the Board. 

About two hundred pastors were written to about this voluntary work. 
Many of them responded favorably, but the lack of definite information 
about the work done and results reached leaves the committee without 


proper data for a special report. The committee, however, is of the 
opinion, could all the facts be presented, the Convention would be 
encouraged to make the voluntary system a permanent and a prominent 
part of State mission work. 


Our Lord's command to "teach all nations" and to "preach the 
gospel to every creature," coupled with the "all power in heaven and 
in earth," and the "I am with you always," is an opportunity for the 
exercise of faith, service and sacrifice, and the pledge of our success and 
the Saviour's final victory over all the nations. 

As stupendous as the work of redeeming the world is, it is certain to 
be accomplished if God's people will execute the Lord's commands. 


Year by year changes take place. The tried and faithful are called to 
their reward, and other consecrated ones take their places in toil. .During 
the past year we have sustained what seems to be irreparable losses in 
the death of our beloved sister Yates and brother and sister Newton. 

Bro. Porter and wife have been obliged to return to this country, 
leaving the work which seemed to need them so much. Bro. Bryan 
came home to rest, but spent much of his time in arduous toils. He and 
his family have returned to their work in Shanghai, China. Miss Lottie 
W. Price, of Asheville, N. C, went out for the first time with them. 

It is good to note the heroism exhibited by these servants of God. 
Some stand at their post when the faithful and loved ones have fallen, 
and others go to duty though the dangers and horrors of war face them. 

Possibly in no year in the past has the mind of the people been more 
earnestly directed to this department of our work. Earnest efforts have 
been made, and with great success, too, to give the churches more 
definite information about this work than ever before. 

Many thousands of tracts and hundreds of copies of the Foreign Mis- 
sion Journal, the State Convention, and the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion Minutes, have been put into the hands of the people at the Asso- 
ciations during the past summer and fall. 

Foreign Missionaries of the Southern Baptist Convention, 
southern china. 

Canton and Vicinity. — R. H. Graves,* Mrs. Graves,* Miss Lula Whilden, E. Z. 
Simmons, Mrs. Simmous, Thos. McCloy, Mrs. McCloy, G. W. Greene, Mrs. Greene, 
Miss H. F. North, Miss Mollie McMinn, Miss C. J. White, Miss Anna B. Hartwell and 
twenty-one native assistants and Bible-women. 


Shanghai.— E. F. Tatum, Mrs. Tatum, R. T. Bryan, Mrs. Bryan, Miss Willie Kelly, 
Miss Lottie W. Price. 
Soochow.— {P. O., Shanghai)— T. C. Britton, Mrs. Britton. 



Chinkiang. — W. J. Hunnex, Mrs. Hunnex, L. N. Chappell, Mrs. Chappell, Miss 

Julia K. Mackenzie. 

Yang Chow.— L. W. Pierce, Mrs. Pierce. 

\V. W. Lawton.|| 

NORTHERN CHINA. (P. O., Chefoo.) 

Tung Chow.— Miss Laura G. Barton, J. B. Hartwell, Mrs. Hartwell. 
Hwang- Hien.—C W. Pruitt, Mrs. Pruitt, Peyton Stephens, Mrs. Stephens. 
Pingtu.— Miss Lottie Moon, W. H. Sears, Mrs. Sears, H. A. Randle, Mrs. Randle. 

AFRICA. (P. O., Lagos.) 
Lagos.— Miss Alberta Newton, M. L. Stone, with three native assistants and teachers. 
Abbeokula.—VJ. T. Lumbley,* Mrs. Lumbley,* and L. O. Murray, native assistants. 
Awyaw.— S. G. Pinnock, Mrs. Pinnock. 

Ogbomoshaw.—C. E. Smith (Henry Patterson Missionary), Mrs. Smith, and one 
native teacher. 
Hausser Pa rm.— Albert EH, native evangelist. 

Rome.— George B. Taylor, 52 Via Giulio Romano, Sig. Paschetto. 
Florence.— J. H. Eager and Mrs. Eager, Via Oricellari, 16 bis, Sig. Galassi. 
Milan.— Nicholas Papengouth. Naples— Siguor Fasulo 

Venice— Signor Bellondi. Boscoreale.— Sign or Martinelli. 

Bologna.-Signor Colombo, Torre Pellice.— Signor Malan. 

Cannes— Signor Ferraris. Miglionico.— Signor Piccinni. 

Carpi.— Signor Boghone. Cagliari, Sardinia.— Signor Arbanasich. 

Portici — Signor Basile. Cuglien.— Signor Cossu. 

Bari— Signor Volpi. Iglesias, Sardinia.— Signor Fortonese. 


Rio de Janeiro. -W. B. Bagby. Mrs. Bagbv, S. J. Porter;* Mrs. Porter.* 
juts de Pora.—J. J. Taylor, Mrs. Taylor. 
Victoria .—J . J Alves. 

Bahai.-Z. C. Tavlor, Miss S. E. Johnston, R. E. Neighbor, Jose Dommquez. 
Pernambcco.— W. E. Entzminger, Mrs. Entzminger. 
Maceio. — Jos. Aden, Joao Baptista. 
/ alenca. — Antonio Marques. 
Alogoinhas. — 

Campos.— S. L. Ginsburg, Mrs. Ginsburg, native assistant. Address Campos, Rio de 


Toluca, State of Mexico.— \V. D. Powell, Mrs. Powell, F. de P. Stephenson. 

Mrsouiz, Stale of Coahuila.—A. C. Watkins, Mrs. Watkins, native assistant. 

Salt'illo, State of Coahula — H. R. Moseley,* Mrs. Moseley,* Miss L. A. McDavid, 
Miss L- C. Cabaniss, Miss Addie Barton, A. B. Rudd, Mrs. Rudd, Miss Ida Hayes, Jose 
M Cardenas 

Palos. A. Trevino. San Rafael.— Wl. T. Flores. Parras— Miss Salhe Hale, Pablo 

San Pedro.— E. Barocio. 

Doctor Arroyo, State of Nuevo Leon.—]. G. Chastain, Mrs. Chastain, Portion Rod- 
riguez, Elisco Recio. 

Zacatecas, State af Zacalecas.—^Sl. Gassaway. Colotlan.—Beri}. Muller. 

Silao, State of Guanajuato. — Miss Smelser.* 

Morelia, Slate of Michoacau. — H. P. McCormick, Mrs. McCormick. 

Guadalajara. State of Jalisco.— D. A. Wilson, Mrs. D. A. Wilson, Sam'l Dominguez. 

ORIZABA, State of Vera Cruz.— 1. N. Steelman, Mrs. Steelman, native assistant. 


Moji.— J. W. McCollum, Mrs. McCollum. 

Fi-kuoka. — E- N. Walne, Mrs. Walue. Address: 30 Fuuatsumachi. 

Nathan Maynard, Mrs. Maynard.B 

•At present in this country. ||Not yet assigned. 

Note.— Letters addressed to our missionaries in China and Japan should be endorsed 

3an Francisco. Those to Africa via England. 
The postage to each of our missions isyfw cents, except to Mexico, which is two cents. 

The Populations of our Foreign Mission FIELDS.— Mexico, 12,000,000; South 

America, 34,000,000 ; Africa, 61,000, 000 ; Italy, 30,000,000 ; Japau. 40,000,000: China, 425,- 

000.000. Total, 602,000,000. In these countries the Southern Baptist Convention has 

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One hundred years ago there were but few translations of God's Word. 
Now the Bible is translated into three hundred and twenty languages 
and dialects. It is said that at the beginning of this century only one- 
fifth of the world's population had access to God's Word in their own 
language, and now nine-tenths can get it ready translated in their own 

There are 9,000 missionaries in foreign lands, besides 44,500 native 
helpers. Over 2,000 converts are reported for every week of the year. 
In China there are 50,000 professed Christians. In Japan 35,000 professed 
Christians. Seven hundred Buddhist temples are said to have been 
closed in that country. 

In Africa, where Livingstone died on his knees, the missionaries are 
working from north and south and east and west. The light is shining 
in darkest Africa. The work is very hopeful there. 

In Mexico a great change is going on. It has been going on for years 
past. The names of Hidalgo and Juarez mean much to that people. 
They will mean more in the future, as the light of Christ shines in. Now 
ten to twelve millions of people, burdened and depressed under ignor- 
ance and priestcraft, are where the Bible, with its light, life, and liberty- 
giving rays can shine upon them. While the darkness is still intense, 
yet the entrance of God's Word giveth light, and it is beginning to shine 
more and more in Mexico. It will not come to pass in a day or a year. 
But we look where our Brother T. O. Westrup was murdered fourteen 
years ago, and find now men and women, unmolested, preaching the 
truth as it is in Christ, and we take courage. Our Board has there 
twenty-five missionaries and fifteen native assistants. Last year they 
reported 277 baptisms. In Mexico we have forty organized churches. 
Does this look small? Remember, this is but the beginning. If only 
we will be faithful, God will bless the work more and more wonderfully. 
God help us to realize our responsibility to these people who live next 
door to us. 

In Brazil the revolutions which have swept over the country have 
opened the way for the messengers of Christ. Roman Catholicism is 
losing its grasp there also. 

In Italy the colporter is strewing down the land with Bibles, and men 
are learning to turn from modernized idolatry. 

In Burmah, where Judson labored so faithfully, the Baptists have 500 
churches, largely self-supporting. It is said that about one-third of the 
Karens are Christians. 

We have not time to do more than to mention the conversion of the 
Fiji, New Hebrides and Sandwich Islands, with the great work in Aus- 
tralia and other isles of the ocean. 

In India, where Carey labored, there are 150,000 Christians. There 


ear 800 missionaries there, and over 3,000 native helpers. The horrors 
of widow-burning, sacrificing of children and young men and maidens, 
burning of lepers, crushing of hundreds of human beings under the car 
of Juggernaut, and other horrors, are giving way to the gospel of faith 
in God and love for man. 

Millions have found the Savior precious in foreign lands. Besides this, 
the old superstitions are crumbling, the bulwarks of sin decaying, forces 
have been put in motion which are according to God's plan, and must 
prevail. Yet the work has only begun. We have been passing through 
the time of plannings and beginnings. God will be glorified as Satan is 
driven back and nations are redeemed. 


In the early part of the year our Board of Missions and Sunday Schools 
was oppressed by the debt then upon it. Many of its members were in 
great doubt about the final success of the special efforts then being made 
to pay off the debt in ninety days. There was, too, as they thought, no 
reasonable prospects for enlarged contributions for State Missions dur- 
ing the year. The Board was unanimous in the opinion that there was 
a real crisis in our work, and to fail to aid many places this year, which 
it seemed could not be aided, would cripple the Baptist cause at these 
places for many years to come. 

Under these circumstances it put the facts before our Home Mission 
Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, and asked them to co-operate 
with us in sustaining missionary pastors in five county towns in our 
Convention, viz., Washington, Tarboro, Concord, Newton, and at Olivet 
Church in Charlotte. After careful consideration the Home Board 
wisely, we think, determined to aid us at these places. 

At Washington substantial progress has been made, and the little, 
faithful church, with a total of 29 members (only 6 males), is rebuilding 
their house of worship. This was greatly needed and they richly merit 
the aid of all in this effort to secure a better house of worship. 

At Tarboro the house of worship, with a pastor's home, was dedicated 
(December 31, 1893) free of debt since our last Convention. This prop- 
erty cost about $13,000. Here there are 23 members, and it is confidently 
hoped that in a few years there will be at this place a strong Baptist 

At Concord the membership is about one hundred, and the prospects 
are good for growth. Here there is a debt of $Soo on the house of wor- 
ship, but it is hoped this can and will be paid during the incoming year. 

At Newton the membership is thirty-one. Here the work has been 
specially prospered. The new house of worship has been erected and is 
being used, though not completed. Here too there is a debt of $500 on 
the house of worship, which it is thought will be paid and the house 
completed during the next year. 


At Olivet Church in Charlotte the blessings of the Lord have been 
upon the labors of pastor and church, and soon, it now seems, they will 
be strong in numbers and financial ability, as they are now in faith and 
good works. 

The amount paid by the Home Board to date to these five places is 
$583.33. The timely aid rendered by the Home Board to these impor- 
tant but weak and struggling churches in our Convention in this, the 
year of greatest need, should commend the work of this Board to our 
people, and lead to larger contributions to Home Missions by all of our 

What the State Mission Board does for North Carolina, the Home Mis- 
sion Board is trying to do for the territory covered by the Southern 
Baptist Convention. Its missionaries are at work in every Southern 
State save South Carolina, and the}' are at work also in the District of 
Columbia, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory. The number of mis- 
sionaries employed last year was 381, of whom 14 labored in our own 

The following table from the last report of the Board gives a summary 
of what was accomplished from May, 1893, to May, 1894: 




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This work embraces five departments, as follows : 

From its organization the Southern Baptist Convention has been 
interested in these people. At its first session in 1845 it was "resolved 
that the Domestic Mission Board (now the Home Mission Board) be 
instructed to take all prudent measures for the religious instruction of 
our colored population." There has never been a session of the South- 
ern Baptist Convention that did not devote a part of its time to the 
needs and claims of these people. At the session of 1866, amid all the 
prejudices and passions engendered by bloody strife, the Convention 
took the following action : 

"Resolved, That in our changed relations to the colored people, we 
recognize as heretofore our solemn obligation to give religious instruc- 
tion to them by all those means which God has ordained for the salvation 
of men." 

These people are with us to stay. They are availing themselves of 
the means of education more eagerly than the whites; and regard for 
the welfare of our State, as well as for their own souls, should constrain 
us to take all available means for bringing them to a knowledge of God 
and His Word. The Board already has a few men doing valuable work 
among them. At a meeting of a committee appointed by the Southern 
Baptist Convention with a similar committee appointed by our Baptist 
brethren of the North, which meeting was held at Old Point during the 
present year, plans were devised and agreed upon by which it is proposed 
that henceforth the great Baptist brotherhood of the United States, 
North and South, shall unite in their efforts for the education and evan- 
gelizaton of the Negroes of the South. 


The work of the Board on behalf of these people has been confined 
to the Indian Territory. Marvelous has been the work of grace among 
the Red men As a civilizer the gospel has wrought wonders for them. 
Several of the tribes have been wholly reclaimed from the savage state. 
Their dress, manners of life, employments, courts, legislatures and gen- 
eral government are about the same as our own; while in many sections 
among them the religious condition closely approximates that of our 
own" people. There are now in the Indian Territory: 

Associations 16 

Churches 301 

Church members 13,844 

They are adding their means and labors to those of their white 
brethren in the effort to reach the tribes that are still wild and savage, 
with the saving gospel of the Son of God. 



These are the strangers within our gates. They are constantly corning 
to our shores, and in the near future they will seek Southern homes in 
largely growing numbers. Under the blessing of God, our Southern 
land offers multiplied inducements beyond the resources of any other 
country. Soil, climate, temperature, rainfall, growing season, forests, 
minerals, ores, protection of law, and peaceable citizenship — given these 
advantages, and immigration will come in as the tide comes in, viz., by 
the law of God ; and no human legislation can set up effectual barriers. 

They will come in unwashed heathenism. We must lift them up or 
the)' will drag us down. We must break their chains and bring them in 
loving obedience to the feet of our King. This the Home Mission Board 
has taken in hand to do. Its last report says of this work : " The Board 
has missions among the Germans in Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri and 
Texas, and among the French in Missouri and Louisiana. The progress 
of work among this class of people is usually slow. Views of religion 
imbibed in their native land are difficult to eradicate, and the truth per- 
meates slowly minds preoccupied by superstitions and erroneous views 
of gospel truths. But when done, it is permanent. The majority of 
converts among them exhibit a devotion to the Master's work, and a 
liberality that puts to shame the average Baptist of Anglo-Saxon birth. 

The work in Baltimore is of peculiar interest. This port receives a 
larger foreign immigration than any other except New York. Fifty 
thousand emigrants from foreign lands here reach our shores every year. 
To these new comers special attention is given. While they are furnished 
with religious truth in every way in which it is possible to convey it to 
them, attention is also given to their physical needs. These strangers 
within our gates are shown such helpfulness in all things as become 
those who love the souls and bodies of men, and who seek by all proper 
methods to win them to the Saviour. These emigrants bear with them 
to their new homes, perchance in the far west, the remembrance of the 
faces and kindly words of those who helped them in the day of their 
perplexity or the time of their sorrow. Such attentions are bread cast 
upon the waters which will come back reduplicated in after days. 

The work among the Mexicans in Texas is of great promise. The 
brother who conducts it is a devoted servant of the Master, and ought 
to receive far more help than the Board could possibly give him the'past 
year. A house of worship in El Paso should be built at the earliest day 


In the bounds of the Southern States there are more than eighteen 
millions of human beings — four-fifth of our entire population — who are 


without a saving knowledge of God. This frightful destitution exists 
mainly in Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. 
After all, the main work of the Board is to reach and save our own 
people ; the main work, not only because of the larger number to be 
saved, but also because of the larger influence likely to result from the 
saving of them. A large part of this destitution is found in our cities. 

In Baltimore, New Orleans, Washington and St. Louis, the four largest 
cities in the bounds of the Convention, the Baptists constitute a small 
minority of the population. Louisville is the only city of the first class 
in the South where the Baptists are equal to other denominations. In 
cities of the next class, as Nashville, Memphis, Charleston, Savannah, 
Atlanta and Galveston, the numerical inferiority of our Baptist churches 
is in many of them painfully manifest. There are more than a hundred 
cities in the South where we ought, the coming year, were it possible to 
do so, to organize one or more churches and help them build places of 

Two years ago a memorial from the State Board of Louisiana startled 
the Convention with facts showing that there were not less than 250,000 
of the population of that State destitute of the gospel. But investiga- 
tion shows that the single city of St. Louis has a larger destitution than 
the State of Louisiana. 

The Board is doing what it can to help our cause in these centers of 
influence. In addition to its work among the foreign population in Bal- 
timore, Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph, it is helping 
our native white population in Washington, Nashville, Memphis and 
New Orleans. It has assisted in building houses of worship in Atlanta, 
Jacksonville and Pensacola. It has negotiated for a house of worship in 
New Orleans for the First Baptist Church in that city. Our cause there 
has been greatly strengthened, and under the leadership of the Brothers 
Purser was never so encouraging. 

No city of the South has a more promising future than New Orleans. 
The opening of the canal from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River, 
and the construction of the ship transit across the Nicaraguan peninsula, 
opening to it the trade of China, Japan, Australia and all the islands of 
the Pacific, must multiply its wealth and population. 

This Board at one time aided our own churches in Raleigh, Wilming- 
ton, Newbern and Charlotte. It is now endeavoring to extend its help- 
ful hand to other cities also. 


The work here is now wholly under the direction of Bro. A. J. Diaz. 
No white man now labors in the Cuban mission field, Rev. E. Pendleton 
Jones having recently returned on account of failing health. Hencefor- 
ward native Cubans will preach the gospel to their brothers. Diaz writes 


as follows: " Our work was never so prosperous as it is now. Your mis- 
sionaries work with a great deal of zeal, and instead to tire they are all 
full of enthusiasm." He continues thus: " In order to push more our 
work we need two things — one is to develop at once the female school, 
to put in it American teachers, have a better location than they have, 
and soon you will see the result. I have a great hope that Bro. Jones 
will take this department of work. 

"The second need is the development of our women's and children's 
hospital. I have, as I told you, a home outside of the city for that pur- 
pose — we pay $60 rent, but it is a beautiful place — it have about three 
acres of land, and the house have all the conveniences for that purpose. 
I try to keep it in good order to make attractive the place. 

" Our Medical School here has offered to give me $3,000 cash to build 
a ward, and an appropriation of $1,500 a year to support the twenty beds 
in it. Also the Children's Association told me if I have twenty beds 
for them in our hospital they will give me $2,000 a year. 

" The young doctors come daily to our place for practice, and a great 
many of them are interested in our movement. Still these promises are 
at present only promises. I do not know if they will be able to agree 
to do it, but this branch of our work is very important too. Six of the 
best doctors help me in this work — they are not Christians yet, but they 
speak very highly about our religion. I hope the Lord will bless this 
new enterprise." 


During the past year these sisters rendered faithful, self-sacrificing, 
effective and gratuitous services to the Board. They directed their 
efforts toward the dissemination of literature ; the support of female 
missionaries among the Chinese, Mexicans and Germans; the forward- 
ing of food and clothing to our missionaries on the frontiers; the equip- 
ment of schools and hospitals in Cuba, and the raising of regular con- 
tributions. The amount raised by them in cash last year was $21,613.60, 
of which amount $1,612.36 was raised in North Carolina. 


Rev. F. C. McConnell, Assistant Secretary of the Board, after a brief 
but zealous and brilliant campaign decided, for personal reasons, to 
return to the pastorate. No successor to him has yet been secured. 


We have scarcely yet begun this Home Mission work. From a score 
of missionaries and a few thousand dollars annually expended a few 
years ago, the number of missionaries is now nearly four hundred, while 
the annual outlay approximates one hundred thousand dollars. And 
yet, the Corresponding Secretary assures us that in the fields already 
open, $500,000 could be profitably invested. But these fields are doub- 


ling every year, and the hope of the South rests largely on the Baptists 
of the South for the redemption of her unsaved millions. Yes, the 
providence of our God seems to have called us specially to the glorious 
achievement of building in the South a basis for that still larger achieve- 
ment, the conquest of the world. 


In the report last year it was said: "This department has, during the 
past year, received more than the usual attention of the Board, and the 
results are encouraging." Two brethren in each Association, one a 
Pastor and the other a Superintendent of a Sunday School, have been 
selected by the Board and asked to represent the Sunday School interest 
in their Union Meetings and in their annual Association. The plan has 
worked well, and favorable practical results have followed. Much fuller 
information will, it is hoped, be published in the Associational Minutes 
this year than ever before. There is no work in which we are engaged 
where the progress is more marked. It is now given a prominent place 
in the discussions at most of the Associations. The improvement in 
work from year to year is in keeping with the development of all other 


The Supply Store, in obedience to the instructions of the Convention, 
was begun in 1882. The stock was bought on time, and through all the 
years the debt for the stock was kept as a running account. The Con- 
vention a year ago instructed the Board to pay cash for all goods and 
to sell for cash, and to make special and persistent efforts to liquidate 
the indebtedness of the store. These instructions have been obeyed. 
The success attained will be seen in the following statement of facts: 
At the Convention of 1890 the following was adopted: 
"Resolved, That the Convention instruct the Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools to employ a suitable brother as Secretary, who shall 
have charge of the Sunday School and Colportage department and the 
Sunday School Suppty Store." 

The report of the Board that year had given the following statement 
of facts about the Supply Store: 

"Assets.. 12,527 95 

Liabilities 627 34 

Assets over liabilities $1,900 61." 

By the above resolution the Corresponding Secretary of the Conven- 
tion was relieved of all responsibility for this department, and was in 
no way connected with it till January 12, 1892. 

On January 12, 1892, by a resolution of the Board, the Corresponding 
Secretary was again charged with the Sunday School work and the 
Supply Store. At this time, as shown by a statement of the book- 


keeper then rendered, the liabilities of the Supply Store were $2,970.08, 
and its assets were $1,669.89. The liabilities were then $300.19 more 
than the assets. 

The report to the Convention last year showed the assets to be 
$2,976.91, and the liabilities to be 12,734.94. The assets were then 
$241.97 more than the liabilities. The report this year shows the assets 
are $2,650.61, and the liabilities are $1,174.08. The assets are now 
$1,476.53 more than the liabilities. The donations by the store have 
been $200.71. The total amount of business of the store for the year 
ending December 1, 1893, was $5,491.62, and the total amount for the 
year ending December 1, 1894, was $6,115.62. Paid on the old debt 
during 1894, $1,400. 

The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Nash- 
ville, Tenn., from the profits on its business, sent a check for $250 to 
aid the Sunday School mission work in the State, and the Bible Depart- 
ment of the American Baptist Publication Society donated five hundred 
cheap Bibles and one thousand cheap Testaments to be distributed to 
the indigent and destitute. These were timely and much appreciated 



Supply Store, 1893. 

Nov. 30. By merchandise $1,477 38 

By accounts due store 878 58 

By office fixtures and furniture 276 30 

By cash and stamps at store 26 07 

By amount in hands of Treasurer 318 58 

$ 2,976 91 

To liabilities 2,73494 

Assets over liabilities $ 241 97 

Donations and discounts 130 40 

Supply Store, 1894.. 

Nov. 30. By merchandise $ 1,523 35 

By accounts due store S34 04 

By office fixtures and furniture 25000 

By cash and stamps at store 7 22 

By cash in hands of Treasurer 36 00 

$ 2.650 61 
To liabilities 1.174 oS 

Assets over liabilities % 1.476 53 

Amount paid on old debt during 1894 i,4°o 00 

Discounts and donations 200 71 



Much good work has been done in this department by brethren who 
are reported in the State Mission department as "missionaries." State 
Missions and Colportage are so united in men, in the fields occupied, in 
the work done and results wrought, that it is almost impossible, in the 
work of man}', to separate the work into two men, two fields, or two 
departments of work. For many years to come much of the most help- 
ful and successful colportage work done must be done by the mission- 
aries of the Board and the pastors of the churches. 

But, in addition to the colportage work done by the ninety-five mis- 
sionaries whose names are given in another part of this report, in some 
Associations special colporters have been at work, viz. : Bladen Asso- 
ciation, J. L. Hall; Pilot Mountain Association, S. F. Conrad; Robeson 
Association, R. A. Moore; Sandy Creek Association, William Rogers; 
Little River Association, J. A. Campbell. 

Wm. Rogers reports: Miles traveled, 688; days worked, 55; calls 
made, 277; religious services held, 43; prayer-meetings held, 4; cost of 
Bibles and books sold, $1 16.65; orders taken, $118.25. 

There are other Associations in which colporters have been at work, 
but no information has been sent to the Board up to the time this report 
was sent to the printers. 


With thankful hearts for the success of the past year's work, and in 
the hope that the Lord will guide the Convention in all of its plans for 
the incoming year, we, your servants, put this imperfect report of your 
work for the past year in your hands. 

C. Durham, J. C. SCARBOROUGH, 

Corresponding- Secretary. President. 

Raleigh, N. C, December 3, 1S94. 


i, 1893, TO DECEMBER i, 1894. 


By amount received $14,331 63 

To balance account last year $ 536 S5 

To salary N. B. Cobb, Secretary, 1893 25 00 

To salary N. B. Broughton, Secretary, 1893 25 00 

To Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes 25 00 

To salaries sundry missionaries 11,694 85 

To Edwards & Broughton, printing 24 90 

To Amer. Bap. Pub. Society, on old debt on Snn- 

day Schools Soo 00 

To rent of Mission Rooms 33 34 

To fuel, lights, stationery, etc., Mission Rooms — 25 00 

To C. Durham, salary as Corresponding Secretary 700 00 

To C. Durham, traveling expenses 90 56 

To C. Durham, house rent 140 00 

To J. D. Boushall, salary as Treasurer 104 15 

To expenses Woman's Central Committee, i893-'94 75 00 

To balance 33 98 

$14,332 63 #14,332 63 

By balance last year $ 899 75 

By amount received 6,182 55 

By amount sent direct 733 62 

To amount sent Foreign Mission Board $ 5.629 14 

To amount sent direct — 733 62 

To Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes 25 00 

To rent of Mission Rooms 33 33 

To postage and telegram 25 25 

To fuel, lights and stationery 10 25 

To C. Durham, salary as Corresponding Secretary 350 00 

To C. Durham, traveling expenses 75 00 

To C. Durham, house rent 40 00 

To L. Johnson, traveling expenses to Sandy Creek 

Association 4 67 

To J. D. Boushall, salary as Treasurer 41 66 

To expenses Woman's Central Committee, i893-'94 175 00 

To balance 673 00 

$ 7,8i5 92 $ 7,815 92 



By amount received $ 2,660 60 

By amount sent direct to Home Board 304 40 

To balance last report $ 426 12 

To amount sent direct to Home Board 304 40 

To amount sent Home Mission Board 1,485 00 

To Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes 25 00 

To rent of Mission Rooms 33 33 

To postage and telegram 25 50 

To fuel, lights and stationery 5 52 

To C. Durham, salary as Corresponding Secretary 200 00 

To C. Durham, traveling expenses 50 00 

To C. Durham, house rent 20 00 

To J. D. Boushall, salary as Treasurer 41 66 

To expenses Woman's Central Committee, i8q3-'94 100 00 

To balance 248 47 

I 2,965 00 I 2,965 00 


By balance last report $ 291 42 

By amount received 3,129 59 

By amount received from South Fork Association. 24 16 

To amount returned by request to So. Fork Ass'n_$ 24 16 

To Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes 25 00 

To J. D. Boushall, salary as Treasurer 20 83 

To expenses Woman's Central Committee, i893~'94 18 25 

To Rev. John Mitchell, Secretary, vouchers 3, 188 10 

To balance . 168 S3 

$ 3,445 17 $ 3,445 I? 


By amount received $ 98261 

By amount sent direct, cash 7,933 21 

By amount sent direct, "in kind" 1,01006 

To Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes $ 10 42 

To telegram sent Hall, Treas'r, December, 1893 25 

To S. W. Hall, Treasurer 983 46 

To amount cash sent direct 7,933 21 

To amount "in kind " sent direct 1,010 06 

To balance overdrawn 11 52 

$ 9,937 40 I 9-937 40 



By balance last year $ 28492 

By contributions received 228 59 

By donation by Sunday School Board at Nashville 250 00 

By amount received from Supply Store 5>352 n 

To insurance on stock and fixtures $ 10 00 

To advertising 14 60 

To rent of store 200 00 

To printing Minutes of Convention, 1893 25 00 

To sundry items of printing 17 05 

To postage, stationery, etc 25 50 

To donations and discounts 200 71 

To paid on "old debt " on Sunday Schools 600 00 

To S. F. Conrad, salary as Mission'y and Colporter 70 00 

To H. L. Watson, salary as clerk 600 00 

To C. Durham, salary as Corresponding Secretary 250 00 

To C. Durham, house rent 40 00 

To C. Durham, traveling expenses 5000 

To J. D. Boushall, salary as Treasurer 41 66 

To sundry publishing houses, for supplies for store 3,935 13 

To balance 35 97 

$ 6,115 62 $ 6,115 62 

By balance last year $ 3366 

By amount received 8 35 

To E. & J. B. Young & Co., supplies $ 33 66 

To Jesse Barr, salary as Colporter 9 38 

To balance overdrawn 1 03 

I 43 04 I 43 04 

By balance last year $ 9 11 

By amount received 456 68 

By amount sent direct ._- 523 91 

To telegram December, 1893 $ 5S 

To T E. Cheek, Treasurer 461 40 

To amount sent direct 523 91 

Balance 3 81 

$ 989 70 1 989 70 



By balance last year 

By amount received for Advance church lot 

By amount received for Keriiersville church 

By amount received for Cove church 

By amount received for Morgautou church 

By amount received for Rocky Ford church 

By amount received for churches in Hyde County 

By amount reported for sundry churches 

By amount reported debts on houses of worship paid 
By amount reported for sundry churches in mission 


By amount reported for homes of pastors 

To paid J. B. Newton, for Advance church lot 

To paid J. W. Rose, for Cove church 

To paid H. Sheets, for Kernersville church 

To paid W. B. Royal, for Rocky Ford church 

To paid Josiah Elliott, for Hyde County churches 

To paid Treasurer Morganton church 

To paid sundry houses of worship 33,825 00 

To paid debts on church property 12,400 00 

To paid houses of worship on Mission fields 31,225 00 

To paid homes for pastors 2,600 00 

To paid balance 5 00 


P 5 00 

85 93 

67 90 

25 30 

2 15 

17 68 

15 60 

33,825 00 

12,400 00 

31,225 00 

2,600 00 

85 93 

25 30 

67 90 

17 68 

15 60 

2 15 

$80,269 5 6 $80,269 56 
students' aid fund. 
(Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.) 

By balance last year $ 390 

By amount received ... 59 95 

By amount sent direct 500 00 

To W. H. Whitsitt, Treasurer $ 63 85 

To amount sent direct 500 00 

$ 563 85 $ 563 85 

By amount received $ 500 

To O. Li. Stringfield, Financial Secretary $ 5 00 

$ 5 00 $ 5 00 


By amount received $ 4 29 

To Treasurer Oxford Orphan Asylum $ 4 29 

$ 4 29 $ 4 29 



State Missions $ I4.33 2 63 

Foreign Missions 7, 815 92 

Home Missions 2,965 00 

Education 3,445 *7 

Orphanage 9,937 40 

Sunday Schools 6,115 62 

Colportage 43 04 

Ministerial Relief Fund 989 70 

Church Extension 80,269 56 

Students' Aid Fund (S. B. T. S.) 563 85 

Baptist Female University 5 00 

Oxford Orphan Asylum 4 29 

$126,487 18 

Treasurer Baptist State Convention. 

I hereby certify that I have examined the books of J. D. Boushall, 
Treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, for the 
past conventional year, comparing the same with the acknowledgments 
in the Biblical Recorder. I find all accounts with the various objects of 
the Convention to be correct, and disbursements supported by proper 

Auditor North Carolina Baptist State Convention. 


The Central Committee deeply regrets that for the first time since its 
appointment, nine years ago, it is unable to report marked progress. 

The causes of this may be looked for in the financial stringency of 
the times, and, perhaps, in the severe sickness of the President of the 
Committee during more than half of the year. 

There are, however, encouraging signs of enlarged usefulness and 
prosperity for the work in the future. 

New societies have been steadily formed during the year. By the aid 
of pastors in their respective Associations, six new Associatioual Vice- 
Presidents have been appointed by the State Mission Board, making the 
entire number of these officers ten. Woman's missionary meetings 
have been held during the meetings of several of the Associations. 

Besides the large number of letters written and tracts distributed, the 
hulk of the work having been done within the last six months, the 


Missionary Talk, a small paper for use of the Missionary Societies, has 
been published regularly each month, and the Woman's Missionary 
Column in the Biblical Recorder edited during six months of the year. 
The statistical report of work done is as follows : 

Letters written i>438 

Postals sent out 

Missionary Talks sent out : 14,400 

Mission cards 3,000 

Christmas programs 1,200 

Christmas envelopes 5,000 

Report blanks 1,400 

Leaflets of various kinds, furnished by the Woman's Missionary 
Union, besides Christmas programs, envelopes and mission cards, 
twenty-five hundred leaflets, blanks, etc., published and sent out by 
the Central Committee. 


The financial report is as follows : 

Foreign Missions $!.393 59 

Home Missions 467 47 

State Missions _- 494 60 

Ministerial Education 65 79 

Orphanage 133 75 

Centennial Fund 6 52 

Sunday Schools 52 

Ministerial Relief 4 56 

Expense Fund 8 17 

Total $2,574 97 

Respectfully submitted. 

Miss FANNIE E. HECK, President. 
Mrs. J. A. Briggs, Cor. Secretary. 

The Committee on Order of Business reported as follows: 


9 A. M. — Devotional Exercises. 
9:30 a. M. — Miscellaneous Business. 

10 a. m. — Report of Committee on Board of Education. 

11 A. M. — Report of Committee on State Missions. 
12:30 p. m. — Bible Work. 

1:30 p. m. — Adjournment. 

7:30 p. m. — Report of Committee on Foreign Missions. 

The report was adopted. 


President Marsh announced the following committees: 

Committee on Periodicals. — W. C. Tyree, N. L,. Shaw, W. L. Poteat, 
It. Johnson, C. B. Justice. 

Committee on State Missions. — J. B. Boone, E. F. Aydlett, R. D. Car- 
roll, G. M. Duke, T. B. Boushall. 

Committee on Foreign Missions. — H. C. Docker}-, J. B. Richardson, 
W. C. Dowd, Collier Cobb, R. H. Jordan. 

After announcements by pastors and others, the Conven- 
tion adjourned with prayer and benediction by R. H. 
Graves, of Canton, China. 


Charlotte, N. C, Dec. 7, 1894. 

Devotional exercises of half hour, conducted by W. C 
Tyree, of Durham. 

At 9:30 President Marsh called the Convention to order. 

Minutes of last night's session were read and approved. 

J. B. Marsh, of South Carolina, was recognized as a 
visiting brother. 

The Committee on Order of Business reported as follows: 


9 A. M. — Devotional Exercises. 
9:30 a. M. — Miscellaneous Business. 

10 a. m. — Wake Forest. 

12:30 p. m. — Woman's College. 

1 130 p. M. — Adjournment. 

3 P. M. — Baptist Orphanage. 

7:30 P. M. — 1. Theological Seminary; 2. Home Missions. 


9 A. m. — Religious Exercises. 

9:30 a. M. — Miscellaneous Business. 

10 A. M. — Periodicals. 

11 A. M. — Young People's Work. 

12:30 P. M. — Sunday Schools and Colportage. 

1:30 p. m. — Adjournment. 

7:30 p. m.— Ministerial Relief Board; Miscellaneous Business. 


On motion of C. Durham, a committee of three was 
appointed to confer with the editor of the Charlotte Ob- 
server about the leading editorial in that paper of this date 
under the heading "There is Danger Ahead." Commit- 
tee, T. J. Taylor, C. Durham, J. D. Huf ham. 

John Mitchell, Corresponding Secretary, read report of 
Education Board, as follows: 


The work of the Board for the past year has been fairly prosperous. 
Thirty-three young ministers were aided last session. Four of these 
graduated in June. Thirty-six have been received this session. These 
are all now present, except one, who expects to be here the first of Jan- 
uary, and are prosecuting their studies with commendable success. 

The indebtedness of the Board has been reduced from $891 to $500. 
We had hoped to be able to report at this time the Board out of debt, 
but the contributions have not been sufficient. We are still hoping, and 
determined to have the Board out of debt soon, and to keep it out of 
debt. The applications have been so many, and the cases so urgent, 
that we have ventured to increase the number of our beneficiaries. There 
are still more than a dozen earnestly asking for aid, but the Board can- 
not help them. Would that we were able to help all the worthy young 
ministers who apply for help. Was it not to do this very work that the 
Convention was organized ? 

"The primary objects of the Convention," says the Constitution, 
"shall be to educate young men called of God to the ministry, and 
approved by the churches to which they belong. * * * The Education 
Board shall, so far as it is able, assist promising and indigent young 
ministers, seeking to prepare themselves for the more efficient preach- 
ing of the Gospel." 

The importance of the work looms up before us as never before. There 
aremore young ministers needing help, and the demand for them at home 
and abroad is increasing. No work of the Convention has been more 
signally blest. None has given better results. None calls more loudly 
for help just now. Brethren, let us hear the call and enlarge the work 
for Jesus' sake. The aid given the young ministers is $9 per month, and 
this they are required to return after five years, without interest. 

The following is a brief financial statement: 


Balance on hand from last year $ 21 94 

Borrowed from W. C. Powell & Co 250 00 

Received of J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 3,168 99 

Total l3,44o 98 

Paid out during the year, as per receipts 3,469 79 

Due the Corresponding Secretary 28 86 

Corresponding Secretary. 

The itemized account has been audited and certified as follows: 

I have carefully examined the above accounts of Dr. John Mitchell, 
Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Education of the N. C. Baptist 
State Convention, beginning December 6, 1893, and closing November 
30, 1894, and find them correct and properly vouched, with a balance of 
twenty-eight dollars and eighty-six cents ($28.86) due Treasurer. 

Dec. i, 1894. J. M. BREWER, Auditor. 

The report was discussed by John Mitchell and C. Dur- 

The following, offered by C. Durham, was then passed: 

Resolved, That the Board of Education be requested to receive, if they 
deem it wise, forty-five young preachers at Wake Forest College, and 
that we, the pastors of the churches and delegates to this Convention, 
will aid the Corresponding Secretary in securing the funds needed for 
this work. 

On motion, a collection for Ministerial Education was 
taken up amounting to — cash, $21.65 ; pledges to be paid 
in thirty days, $127; pledges to be paid during year, $90; 
total, $238.65. 

The Chair then announced the following committees: 

Orphanage.—}. A. Mundy, John B. Long, W. V. Tucker, W. E. Hack- 
ney, A. D. Dumas. 

To Nominate Board of Missions. — D. M. Austin, S. W. Eaton, W. N. 
Jones, E. B. Hamrick, A. D. Hunter. 

To Nominate Board of Education. — M. L. Kesler, R. D. Carroll, G. W. 
Harman, T. S. McManus, E. F. Aydlett. 

To Nominate Ministers' Relief Board.— W. T. Williams, A. Cree, 
W. R. Bradshaw, J. R. Jones, G. H. Church. 


On Preachers and Place of Next Meeting.— James Smith, R. C. Charles, 

E. McK. Goodwin, A. A. Butler, J. D. Moore. 

On Religious Exercises. — Pastors and Deacons of Tryon Street and 
Olivet Churches, Charlotte, N. C. 

J. B. Boone read the report of the Committee on State 
Missions, as follows : 


We have great cause for rejoicing in the report of the Board of the 
State Mission Work. Let us "thank God and take courage" that the 
Board has been able to cancel the debt reported a year ago, and to carry 
on the work on the basis ordered \>y the last session of the Convention, 
and to report the missionaries all paid and no indebtedness. 

Your Committee recommend that the Convention take advanced steps 
in the State Mission Work; and that the basis of operation for the ensu- 
ing year be not less than $15,000. 

We also recommend that the Board hold the vantage ground already 
gained by getting out of debt. 

G. M. DUKE, 


Remarks were made by J. B. Boone, W. R. Gwaltney, 
N. L. Shaw, T. T. Speight, T. B. Skinner, J. D. Hufham, 
C. C. Haymore and J. A. Mundy. 

On motion, the report was adopted, and a collection taken 
for Wilson church amounting to $14.75 casn an d $32.50 

The Chair extended the courtesies of the Convention to 
Dr. J. H. Boyd, pastor of Second Presbyterian church; Dr. 
J. A. Preston, pastor of First Presbyterian church; Rev. 

F. D. Hunt, pastor Graham Street Presbyterian church, and 
to the colored Baptist pastors of the city. 

C. Durham submitted the report of the Trustees of the 


The Trustees hold a deed, executed March 25, 1887, to one acre of land 
in the town of Bayboro, Pamlico County, North Carolina, upon which 
stands the Baptist Church of said town. As this church now has about 
one hundred members, we recommend that the Trustees of the Conven- 
tion be authorized to execute a deed to this property to the Trustees of 
the Bayboro Baptist Church. 

The Trustees also hold the bond of the Treasurer of the Convention 
for ten thousand dollars. 

We recommend that the Trustees be authorized and instructed to 
secure, if it can be done without imposing a debt on the Convention, 
suitable property in the City of Raleigh for the denomination, which 
will relieve the Board of paying rent for all time to come. 



The report was adopted. 

The Convention was then addressed on Bible work by 
C. C. Bitting, of the American Baptist Publication Society, 
of Philadelphia. 

After which announcements were made, and Convention 
adjourned with benediction by J. D. Hufham. 


7:30 o'clock. 

Convention was called to order by the President. 

C. A. Jenkens, pastor of Goldsboro Baptist church, read 
the 53d chapter of Isaiah, and offered prayer. 

The special order of business being Foreign Missions, 
the President called R. VanDeventer, Vice-President of 
Foreign Mission Board of Southern Baptist Convention, to 
the chair. 

H. C. Dockery read the report of committee, as follows: 


Just eighty years ago last May was organized the first Baptist Foreign 
Mission Society in America, and employed their first missionaries, Ado- 


niram Judson and wife to carry the Gospel to the heathen of India t 
That society, the American Baptist Missionary Union, now has 141 mis- 
sionaries, 580 churches and 31,672 church members in Burmah; 32 mis- 
sionaries, 28 churches, 2,971 church members in Assam; 87 missionaries, 
77 churches, 48,815 members in the Telugu country; 58 missionaries, 19 
churches, 1,75s members in China; 50 missionaries, 60 stations, 15 
churches, 1,337 members in Japan; 56 missionaries, 11 churches, 902 mem- 
bers in Africa; and is also sustaining missionaries in France, Germany, 
Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia and Spain. They reported 
last year over 1,000 preachers, 801 churches, 5,796 baptisms, and 82,274 
church members in the nominally Christian countries of Europe. 

The Southern Baptist Convention was organized in 1845, and now has 
in China 13 churches; in Africa, 5; in Italy, 17; in Brazil, 11; in Mexico, 
37; and in Japan, 1 — with a total membership of 3,328. Of these, 629 
were baptized last year. For fuller details we refer you to the report of 
the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools of this Convention. 

These figures are sufficient proof that missions among the heathen 
have been greatly blessed of God in the conversion of souls, and should 
stimulate the Baptists of North Carolina to enlarge their contributions 
to this work. We need to enlarge our work at home by enlarging not 
only the amounts contributed by our churches, but the number of 
churches contributing. We have a great many members in all of our 
churches, and many churches in all our Associations, that have no sys- 
tematic plan of giving to the support of missions either in the Home or 
the Foreign field. 

Many churches contribute nothing because they are not properly 
informed about the conditions and needs of the field. We recommend 
that every pastor and all church officers endeavor to get the churches to 
give regularly for this great work. 

That in view of the need of more information to awaken greater 
interest, every church ought to have a number of subscribers for the 
Foreign Mission Journal. That we endeavor to raise this year $9,000 — 
the amount apportioned to and asked from our State for the work. 



H. C. Mozeley, missionary to Mexico, was introduced to 
the audience and delivered an address on the work in that 

R. H. Graves, missionary from Canton, China, was next 
introduced. President Marsh met Bro. Graves as he came 
upon the platform and extended to him a warm welcome 


to the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, whereupon 
the audience arose and sang, ' ' Blest be the tie that binds. ' ' 

Bro. Graves then spoke on the work in China. 

He was followed by J. W. McCollom, visiting missionary 
from Japan, giving account of the progress of the gospel in 
that empire, and making an earnest appeal for one more 
man in Japan. 

R. J. Willingham, Corresponding Secretary of the For- 
eign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 
addressed the body. Before he commenced speaking H. B. 
Duffy, of Newbern, asked him the cost of a missionary in 
Japan, and was told $600 a year for a single man. Bro. 
Duffy then offered to be one of ten or one of five to support 
a missionary for five years in Japan. 

On motion, the work of raising the necessary subscrip- 
tions was commenced and completed, the full amount 
pledged for the five years being $4,180. 

On motion, H. B. Duffy was appointed to look after the 
collection of the pledges made. 

The report of Committee on Foreign Missions was then 

Convention adjourned with benediction by R. H. Graves. 


December 8, 1894. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by M. P. Matheny. 

President Marsh called the Convention to order at 9:30 

C. Durham, for the Committee, appointed to wait upon 
the editor of the Charlotte Observer with regard to the 
leading editorial in yesterday's issue of that paper, made a 
verbal report. 


The Committee on Order of Business requested that the 
report on Ministerial Relief Board be made at 3 130 p. m. 
on Monday instead of at night. 

The request was granted. 

On motion of C. Durham, the name of John B. Brewer 
was substituted for that of W. A. Montgomery on the com- 
mittee appointed at our last session to memorialize the 
Legislature on the friction and competition between the 
State schools and the denominational schools. 

T. P. Bell, Corresponding Secretary of the Sunday 
School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, located 
at Nashville, Tennessee, was recognized and addressed the 
Convention in the interest of the Sunday School work. 

The following visitors were recognized and invited to 
seats in the body : Prof. Lemmond, of Asheville, and Dr. 
P. B. Law, representing American Bible Society. 

President Taylor presented the following in behalf of the 
Trustees of Wake Forest College : 


The first of the objects of the Baptist State Convention, as enumerated 
in the Constitution, is " to encourage and support Wake Forest College." 
Not only is this institution the oldest child of the Convention, but it is 
more and more generally recognized as the years go by as one of the 
most potent and essential agents for the prosecution of the Convention's 
work in all its departments. And it is eminently fitting that the child 
should send its greetings and reports year by year to the Convention, 
its venerable mother. 

The total number of students enrolled during the session of i893-'94, 
was 197. The number enrolled, so far, for the present session is 207. 
This increase indicates the loyalty to the college of the great majority 
of the Baptists of the State, and encourages the hope that at no distant 
day the patronage of i89o-'9i and iSgi-^ may be regained by the Col-* 

The changes in the personnel of the Faculty since the last report have 
been few. 

Mr. J. C. Maske, an alumnus of the College and a brilliant student, 
after his graduation at the Johns Hopkins University, had served the 
College for three years as Assistant Professor of Ancient Languages, 


when, early last September, his career, so full of promise, was cut short 
by death. He will be remembered at the College as an accurate scholar, 
a faithful and successful instructor, and a devout Christian. 

Mr. E. W. Sikes, who had for three years rendered efficient service as 
Director of Physical Culture and as Instructor in Political Science, 
resigned last June in order to prosecute a postgraduate course in a Uui- 

By recent action, Mr. N. Y. Gulley has been made a regular professor 
in the College, and is in charge of the Departments of Law and Political 
Science. Arrangements have been made for the acceptance of a limited 
amount of successful work in the School of Daw among the elective 
studies for the regular degrees of the College. 

Prof. B. F. Sledd, in accordance with his own preferences, has been 
transferred from the chair of Modern Languages to the chair of English. 

Mr. J. H. Gorrell, a man of the finest attainments and of the highest 
Christian character, has been placed in charge as Assistant Professor of 
the Chair of Modern Languages. 

Mr. R. W. Haywood, who received the highest honors of the Wake 
Forest Class of '94, has been employed as Tutor of Ancient Languages. 

Mr. W. Durham is now serving most acceptably as Director of Physi- 
cal Culture. 

The student body of '94-'95 is remarkable for its promptness, diligence, 
and excellent deportment. Many of the young men who are now pur- 
suing their studies at the College, have already given evidence of high 
ability and thorough attainments. Not a few of these are likely to be 
heard from hereafter in various spheres of usefulness. The faithful 
labors of the College pastor, Rev. W. R. Gwaltney, have had their fruit 
in the elevated type of spiritual life which has pervaded the institution. 
He was aided last spring by Rev. W. A. Tyree, and this fall by Rev. T. 
J. Taylor in special services. 

During the last summer great improvements were made in the sanitary 
arrangements of the College. Partial provision for the expense incurred 
was made by subscriptions of members of the Board of Trustees. The 
rest has yet to be raised. 

At the close of two of the special efforts for increase of endowment, 
some have come to believe that all the needs of the institution have been 
provided for. The truth is, only a beginning has been made toward 
securing an adequate endowment. Such a college as the Baptists of 
North Carolina need in the future, and ought to have, cannot be sus- 
tained without more ample provision than has yet been made. At the 
close of the last session, after the closest economy in all matters of 
administration, the trustees were confronted with a deficit for the fiscal 
year of about $1,200. All salaries of instructors were cut down, and in 
order to give relief, at least to some extent, it is proposed to try to raise, 


as soon as possible, the endowment of one Chair, to be known as the 
Royall Chair. The American Baptist Educational Society has promised 
$5,000, on condition of the raising of $20,000 additional. 

In view of the great work that lies before the college and the difficult 
conditions under which it is now being done, would it not be well to con- 
sider the propriety of bringing the needs of the college for current 
expenses before the churches as one of the regular objects of their benefi- 
cence? Our Methodist and Presbyterian brethren rely largely on this 
plan, and claim that it helps to bring their colleges closer to the hearts 
of their people. 

For the last ten years the President of the college has been deeply 
impressed with the importance of organizing into more of unity the Bap- 
tist educational system of the State, and many thoughtful brethren do 
not hesitate to express their approval of the plan. This, if undertaken 
at all, should be with the approbation and under the auspices of the Con- 
vention. It is suggested that a committee be appointed to consider the 
wisdom and feasibility of some such organization and, if they deem it 
advisable, to report atithe next meeting of the Convention. 



The report was discussed by John E. White, T. E. Skin- 
ner, J. D. Hufhara, A. McA. Pittman, Charles E. Taylor, 
J. h. Carroll and C. Durham. 

The following subscriptions were then made for the 
endowment of the William Royall Chair : Pledges, $5,010; 
cash, $10; total, $5,020. 

Report adopted. 

The following, introduced by F. P. Hobgood, was passed: 

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to report at the next 
session of this body a plan for a closer relation between Wake Forest 
and the other Baptist schools of the State. 

Committee — F. P. Hobgood, J. B. Boone, J. D. Huf ham, 
C. E. Taylor, L. W. Bagley, E. K. Procter, Jr., and J. B. 

O. L. Stringfield read report for Trustees of the Baptist 
Female University. 



At the last session of our Convention the Trustees reported that there 
was due $2,600 on the lot purchased for the location of a school for the 
Baptist young women of the State. Since that time this amount has 
been paid, and a deed in fee simple to the Trustees, and their successors 
in office, has been executed. We now have what is believed by many to 
be the best location in the city of Raleigh for the school we hope to 

Since the beginning of this work the Trustees have collected and spent 
$18,380 (eighteen thousand three hundred and eighty dollars). They 
now hold in good subscriptions $5,615 (five thousand six hundred and 
fifteen dollars. They believe that this work, being now better under- 
stood, and many of the real difficulties formerly before them now out of 
the way, the consummation of the enterprise is only a matter of time, and 
judicious, hopeful work. 

The Trustees have unanimously agreed to ask the next General Assem- 
bly to change the name of the proposed institution, and a committee has 
been appointed to carry this determination into effect. 

The final grade of this school must be determined, like the grade of 
all other schools, by the wisdom of experience and the demands of our 

The cost of higher female education is, in the nature of things, more 
than many of our people can be expected to meet. One of the objects 
of an endowment is to cheapen education, and thereby put the best 
opportunities in reach of the largest numbers. We need, therefore, to 
do for our young women what has been done in part for our young men. 
Does not every reason for a college projected through this Convention 
and endowed for our young men apply with equal force to the work now 
before us? If we cannot give our young men the best opportunities 
without an endowment, can we hope to give our young women these 
opportunities without an endowed institution ? If an endowment is use- 
ful to give permanence to a college for our young men, can we secure 
stability or a constantly growing influence in the schools for our young 
women without an endowment? The Trustees now look more hopefully 
to the early establishment of this institution than ever before. 

The one thing now before us is to secure as rapidly as it can be done 
the means necessary for the erection of the first building. Plans and 
specifications have been submitted by the best architect known to us, and 
adopted by the Board. The estimated cost of this building, with all 
modern improvements and conveniences, is $32,500. With the hearty 
co operation of our people we feel that this work can, must and will be 
done. Thus hoping and believing, we present to the Convention this 
our annual report. . O. L. STR1NGFIELD, 

For the Trustees. 


After remarks by O. L. Stringfield, pledges were taken 
amounting to $3,085. 

D. M. Austin offered report of Committee to nominate 
Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. [See p. 3.] 


The Convention opened with singing. Prayer by R. H. 
Graves, of Canton, China. 

The report on Baptist Orphanage was then submitted as 


Your Committee appointed to report the present condition and needs 
of the Orphanage at Thomasville rejoice to find evidences of prosperity 
and success in its great work. There are 126 children under its shelter- 
ing and fostering care, and they are happy in their great privileges. 

During the past year there has pervaded the Institution a strong 
spiritual influence, which directed the minds and hearts of the children 
to the blessed Gospel of the Son of God. Twenty happy converts united 
themselves with the church and thus committed their young lives to the 
Master's service. 

The health of the Institution has been unusually good. The supply 
of clothing on hand is sufficient to meet most, if not all, demands for the 
winter months. This is a matter over which the Baptists of the State 
should be thankful. There is a present and pressing demand for funds 
for the purchase of food and other things necessary to the health and 
comfort of the children. 

In behalf of the children, your Committee would urge the delegates of 
the Convention to bring this need to the attention of their churches and 
secure liberal contributions to supply it at an early day. 

J. B. LONG, 




The Convention was addressed by J. A. Mundy and J. 
H. Mills, and the report was adopted. 

On motion of J. R. Jones, it was ordered that a collec- 
tion for the Orphanage be taken up in this church to-mor- 
row night. [The collection amounted to $82.73.] 

Adjourned with benediction by J. A. Speight. 


Convention met in the hall of the Y. M. C. A. building 
at 7:30 p. m., and was called to order by President Marsh. 
The audience joined in singing "Nearer my God to Thee." 

N. S. Jones, pastor of Salisbury church, conducted open- 
ing services by reading 24th Psalm and leading in prayer. 

The report of the Home Mission Board was read by J. Q. 
Adams, of Wadesboro, as follows: 


The work of our Home Mission Board was never more important 
than now. The fact that this country of ours must furnish the greater 
part of the men and means to be employed in the world's conversion 
necessitates the evangelization of our own country. We are gratified 
that during the past year the Board has increased its missionaries from 
368 to 381. 

The co-operation of the Board with our State Board in sustaining mis- 
sionary pastors in the churches at Washington, Tarboro, Concord, New- 
ton, and Olivet Church in Charlotte, meets our warmest approval. 

We sympathize with the desires of the Board to increase its work 
among the colored people, and we hope that the arrangement entered 
into between the Board and the Home Mission Society of New York 
may result in multiplied spiritual blessing to this race. 

The advance made in our work in New Orleans is cause of thanks- 
giving. In this great city, which has been called the graveyard of Bap- 
tists, we have now three pastors of efficient and growing churches. The 
purchase by the Board of a house of worship for the First Church, which 


had lost their meeting-place by fire, is to be commended. Our North 
Carolina churches should cheerfully bear their part in paying for it. 
Respectfully submitted, 


The report was discussed by J. Q. Adams, I. T. Tichenor, 
Corresponding Secretary of Home Mission Board of South- 
ern Baptist Convention, and T. T.Speight, and was adopted. 

The following resolution was then introduced : 

Whereas, The Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention will have to pay on January 1st, 1895, five thousand dollars on 
the house of worship for the First Baptist church in the city of New 
Orleans; therefore, 

Resolved, That this Convention will provide by special collections 
from the churches for the payment of five hundred dollars towards the 
above amount. 

On motion of T. J. Taylor, the resolution was so amended 
as to request C. Durham, the Corresponding Secretary of 
the Convention, to raise this amount in 60 days. 

F. H. Kerfoot, representing the Southern Baptist Theo- 
logical Seminary, then addressed the Convention. After 
which pledges were made for the student fund amounting 
to $647.81, and a gold watch valued at $125. 

On motion, adjourned. Benediction by F. H. Kerfoot. 



Sunday, December 9, 1894. 

According to report of Committee on Religious Exer- 
cises, appointments were filled in the various places in the 
city and in the neighboring villages as follows : 

First Presbyterian, 11 a. m., Rev. I. T. Tichenor, D. D.; 7:30 P. M., 
Rev. T. P. Bell, D. D. 

Second Presbyterian, 11 a. m., Rev. F. H. Kerfoot, D. D.; 7:30 p. M., 
Rev. R. J. Williugham, D. D. 

Graham Street Presbyterian, 11 a. m., Rev. J. D. Hufham, D. D.; 7:30 
p. M., Rev. J. B. Boone, D.D. 

A. R. Presbyterian, 11 a. m., Rev. W. B. Oliver. 

Steel Creek, 11 a. m., Rev. C. A. Jenkens. 

Tryon Street M. E. Church, 11 a. m., Rev. Thomas Hume, D. D.; 7:30 
p. M., Rev. J. L. Carroll, D. D. 

Calvary M. E. Church, 11 A. M., Rev. M. M. Landrum ; 7:30 p. M., 
Rev. R. Van De venter. 

Brevard Street M. E. Church, 11 A. M., Rev. J. Q. Adams; 7:30 p. M., 
Rev. W. C. Tyree. 

Tryon Street Baptist Church, 11 A. M., Rev. J. W. Carter, D. D.; 7:30 
p. M., Rev. J. A. Mundy, D. D. 

Olivet Baptist Church, 11 A. M., Rev. Rufus Ford; 7:30 P. M., Rev. 
John E. White. 

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 11 a. m., Rev. C. S. Blackwell; 7:30 P. M., 
Rev. A. J. S. Thomas, D. D. 

A. M. E. Ziou Church, n A. M., Rev. T. T. Speight, D. D.; 3 p. M., 
Rev. J. T. Jenkins. 

Graham Street M. E. Church, ir A. M, Rev. N. S. Jones: 3 p. M., 
Rev. J. A. Speight, D. D. 

Meeting of railroad men at 2:30 p. M., N. L. Shaw. 

Boys' meeting, Y. M. C. A., Rev. Archibald Cree. 

Men's meeting, Y. M. C. A., 4:45 P. M., N. B. Broughton. 

Fort Mill, S. C, Rev. R. H. Mozely. 

Rock Hill, S. C, Rev. J. H. Edwards. 

Flint Hill, S. C, Rev. A. L. Stough. 

Colored Baptist Churches : First, 11 A. M., Rev. T. E. Skinner, D. D.; 
3 r. m., Rev. C. S. Cash well; 7:30 p. m., Rev. George J. Dowell. 

Ebenezer Baptist Church, n a. M., Rev. C. W. Scarboro ; 3 P. M., Rev. 
C. Durham, D. D.; 7:30 P. M., Rev. N. B. Cobb, D. D. 

Friendship Baptist Church, n a. m., Rev. S. F. Conrad; 3 p. M., Rev. 
L- M. Curtis; 7:30 P. M., Rev. John Mitchell. 

Colored Methodist Churches: Grace M. E. Church, 11 a. m. , Rev. 
O. L. Stringfield ; 3 p. M., Rev. W. R. Gwaltuey ; 7:30 p. M., Rev. M. L. 

Concord, Rev. J. H. Lamberth. 

Sunday School, Tryon Street Baptist Church, 3:30 P. M., Rev. J. W. 

Sunday School, Tryon Street M. E. Church, 4:30 p. m., Rev. J. W. 



December 10, 1894. 

President Marsh in the chair. Devotional exercises were 
conducted by C. M. Murchison, of Burke County. Minutes 
of Saturday were read and approved. 

The committee to nominate Ministers' Relief Board 
reported as follows : 

We, the committee to nominate the Ministers' Relief Board, recom- 
mend the following : W. C. Tyree, Geo. J. Dowell, J. F. McDuffie, N. B. 
Broughton, H. A. Foushee, H. A. Reams, T. E. Cheek, J. L. Markham, 
P. H. Fontaine, T. H. Street and W. N. Jones. 
Respectfully submitted, 



The report was adopted. 

On motion of J. L. Carroll, the Secretaries were instruc- 
ted to incorporate the minutes of the North Carolina Bap- 
tist Historical Society with the minutes of this Convention. 

The Committee on Place and Preacher for next year 
reported : Place, Greensboro — Preacher, A. M. Simms ; 
Alternate, C. A. Jenkens. 

W. L. Poteat read report on Periodicals. 

A motion was made by J. Q. Adams to amend the report 
by inserting a recommendation of the North Carolina Bap- 
tist. The amendment was discussed by A. M. Simms, 
J. L. Carroll, T. J. Taylor, M. P. Matheny, W. B. Oliver, 
A. McA. Pittman, J. H. Edwards, T. E. Skinner, N. h. 
Shaw and J. D. Huf ham. 

Pending the discussion, J. W. Carter obtained the floor 
and called attention to the fact that Dr. Bailey, the editor of 


the Biblical Recorder was now in such feeble health that 
he may never meet with us again. At his suggestion, the 
Convention was led in prayer for Dr. Bailey and family by 
J. D. Hufham. 

After further discussion, the amendment prevailed, and 
the report as amended was passed as follows : 


It is needless to emphasize the value and importance of religious lit- 
erature in the homes of our people, and we may congratulate ourselves 
because our denomination furnishes religious papers so worthy of the 
patronage of our people. The Biblical Recorder, the organ of the North 
Carolina Baptists, which has served us so faithfully for so man}' years, 
and which has been such a factor in the growth and development of our 
cause in the State, has, we think, never been more ably edited or a 
better paper than now. We commend it most heartily to the support 
and patronage of our people. We also commend Charity and Children, 
The Foreign Mission Journal and Home Field, the orgaus of the two 
Boards; and we would make mention of the North Carolina Baptist, The 
Young People's Leader, a most valuable paper for the young, and The 
Wake Forest Student, which contains much miscellaneous literature of 
value and keeps us posted in regard to the College and students. 

W. h. POTEAT, 


The President announced the reception of a letter from 
John E. Ray, of Kentucky, former Corresponding Secre- 
tary of this Convention, expressing his sympathy for the 
Baptists of North Carolina in their denominational work. 

R. VanDeventerread the report on Young Peoples' Work, 
which, after being discussed by R. VanDeventer and M. P. 
Matheny, was, on motion of J. W. Carter, recommitted to 
same committee. 

M. L. Kesler read the report of the committee to Nomi- 
nate Board of Education, which was adopted as follows: 



W. E. Poteat, W. R. Gwaltney, W. B. Royall, D. W. Allen, C. E. 
Brewer, J. M. Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, E. Chapell, W. B. Dunn, W. H- 
Edwards, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Lankford, E. R. Mills, J. B. Powers, 
F. M. Purefoy, N. Y. Gulley, C. E. Taylor, J. F. Lanneau, John Mitchell, 
R. E. Royall, W. A. Montgomery, W. J. Ferrell, J. C. Fowler, J. C. 
Caddell, A. F. Purefoy, T. E. Holding and J. H. Gorrell. 


The following resolution was introduced by Rufus Ford 
and passed. 


Whereas, The Board of Trustees of the Woman's College have elected 
O. L. Stringfield as Financial Secretary; and, whereas, in the solicitation 
of funds he is called upon to visit all sections of our State ; therefore, 

Resolved, That we as a committee heartily endorse this appointment 
of Bro. Stringfield by the board, and promise him our co-operation in 
the prosecution of the work. 

The Committee on Young People's Work reported. 

After discussion by Thomas Hume, T. T. Speight and 
others, a motion to table the report was lost. The report 
was further discussed by J. G. Pulliam, M. P. Matheny, 
N. B. Broughtou, J. D. Hufham, T. E. Skinner and others, 
and was finally adopted as follows : 


The outlook is hopeful. More and more our pastors and churches are 
realizing the importance and necessity of work among the young. The 
recognition by the Convention in Dallas of the need and value of such 
work, gave an impetus that has been widely felt. Since our last Con- 
vention in Elizabeth City many young people's meetings or societies 
have found a welcome place in our churches, because there was a work 
they could do, until, so far as we can ascertain, there are about forty 
organizations under the control of the churches. 


This movement is in its tentative period in our State. It has met with 
opposition, and is regarded by many with some suspicion. In spite of 
opposition, which has been a blessing in creating conservatism, the work 
has grown and taken shape until it is clear that definite work for young 
people, in some places organized and in others not, has come to stay. 

It is the desire of the committee that this movement shall be kept in 
line with our denominational activities, and by loyalty to the truth and 
our work prove the right to exist. 

The Provisional Convention of the Baptist Young People request and 
recommend that this Convention continue the committee appointed a 
year ago on Young People's Societies, and that they be instructed to 
provide a programme for a young people's meeting on the day before 
the meeting of the Convention in Greensboro, and that all questions of 
State organization of our young people be deferred until the next meet- 
ing of this Convention. 

J. O. Alderman read the report on Sunday Schools and 
Col portage. 


Your committee beg leave to say that they deem the Sunday School 
work a most important adjunct to the church work. We, therefore, 
urge that every means be used to develop and push this branch of Chris- 
tian endeavor. 

In pursuance of this work the Sunday School Supply Store has been 
doing a needed work. We rejoice to report that this store is in better 
condition than it was last year. And we recommend that our schools 
purchase their supplies through this store. 

We recognize the importance of the colportage work. We recommend 
that so far as possible this work be developed. 



The report was discussed by N. B. Broughton, A. D. 
Hunter, J. O. Alderman, J. C. Scarborough, M. P. Math- 
eny, C. S. Blackwell, W. L. Poteat, J. W. Carter, J. D. 
Hufham, and then adopted. 


The following resolution, after much discussion, was 
unanimously passed: 

Resolved, That the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools be instruc- 
ted to appoint a Sunday School Missionary or Missionaries to labor in 
the bounds of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. 

On motion, the following resolution was unanimously 
passed : 

Resolved, That this Convention appoint a committee of seven breth- 
ren, viz., R. H. Marsh, J. D. Hufham, H. A. Brown, J. L. Carroll, W. 
L. Poteat, C. Durham, and J. B. Boone, to consider the interest of our 
denominational organ, with special reference to the consideration of the 
propriety and feasibility of the consolidation and unification of all the 
Baptist newspapers in the bounds of our Convention. And that the 
above committee be authorized to advise the best plans possible in this 

The Convention then adjourned till 3:30 p. m. 


Convention called to order by the President. 
J. D. Newton offered prayer. 

Proceedings of morning session read and approved. 
N. L,. Shaw offered the following resolution of thanks, 
which was adopted: 

Resolved, That we extend our cordial thanks to this hospitable com- 
munity, and especially our Baptist brethren, for their kind provision for 
our comfort, and that we heartily appreciate the Christian courtesy of 
our brethren of other denominations, and the arrangements of the rail- 
road and steamboat companies for our transportation at reduced rates. 

The report of the Ministerial Relief Board was read as 



This has really been an important epoch in the history of the Minis- 
terial Relief Board. There has been a mixture of joy and grief. 

The general contributions for the board have been very good, con- 
sidering the extreme pressure in money matters. So far as we have 
been able to get the cause before the minds of the brethren they have 
responded very liberally. We rejoice in this indication of progress. 

There has been a special donation of five hundred dollars ($500) to the 
board from a very worthy brother, who does not wish his name made 
known. This donation has been very gratefully received by us, and 
will, no doubt, gladden the hearts of many who are in need. May the 
blessings of a kind Father abide upon the giver, and attend the gift. 

We have tried to get this worthy cause before the brethren in every 
Association, by soliciting wise and judicious representatives. We have 
heard from the following brethren who have kindly consented to pre- 
sent this matter : Associations — Caldwell, J. V. McCall; Cape Fear, Rev. 
E. W. Wooten; Catawba River, J. H. Hoffman; Chowan, E. F. Aydlett; 
Eastern, Rev. L. R. Carroll; Elkin, J. S. Kilby; Green River, Rev. L- L. 
Landrum; Liberty, Rev. Henry Sheets; Little River, Rev. J. A. Camp- 
bell; Mt. Zion, Rev. W. C. Tyree; Pee Dee, H. C. Dockery; Robeson, 
T. F. Toon; Sandy Creek, W. C. Douglass; Sandy Run, Rev. T. Bright; 
South Fork, J. D. Moore; Tar River, Rev. A. G. Wilcox; West Chowan, 
Rev. M. L. Green; French Broad, Rev. T. M. Honeycutt. 

There still remains twenty-two Associations from which we have not 
yet heard. We hope the brethren who have been solicited will respond, 
and that if it is so they cannot, that they will kindly help us to secure the 
services of someone else. We need this, brethren, in ever)- Association. 

But, while we have these, with other things, connected with the work- 
ings of the Board, to make us rejoice, there have been some sad features 
about it. 

Bro. W. A. Albright, a very faithful and earnest member of our Board 
has been taken from us by death, and has gone to his reward. This 
cause la)- very near to his heart, and he was ever ready to help in every 
good word and work connected with it. We have missed him in our 
deliberations, but God knew best, and we bow with submission. 

We have to chronicle the passing away to their reward of two of our 
beneficiaries: Rev. James Broomfield, of Gastonia, and Rev. J. N. Gore, 
of Eoka. Bro. Broomfield died about the 20th of June, 1S92, but was not 
reported last year. Bro. Gore died 9th of December, 1S93. Also, recently 
the wife of Bro. Jesse Howell was laid away to rest from life's labors. 
May God bless this sore bereavement to his good. 

We are now contributing to the support often beneficiaries: Revs. J. G. 
Barclay, Rocky Mount; W. J. Combs, Trap Hill; Wm. Harris, Kapp's 
Mills; T. Harrison, Rockingham; Jesse Howell, New Hill; John Hughes, 


Byrd; Mrs. J. Barlow, Sloop Point; Mrs. C. F. Humphries, Oxford; Mrs. 
B. H. Phillips, Reidsville, and Mrs. R. A. Churchill, Chalk Level. Mrs. 
S. J. Gore, of Eoka, was received as a beneficiary but has since married, 
and her name has been dropped from the list. Mrs. J. Barlow has been 
received since last report. 

Brethren, let us appeal to you for more sympathy and co-operation in 
this effort to support these dear old brethren. You have imposed this 
sacred trust upon us and we need your help, both in finding out who are 
the needy ones, and supporting them after they are found. 

We respectfully submit this report for your consideration. 

REV. W. C. TYREE, President. 

December 4, 1894. J. F. MacDUFFIE, Cor. Secretary. 

Report of Treasurer Baptist Ministerial Relief Board. 

1893 receipts. 

Dec. 2. Balance credit P. I. B. Fund $ 175 26 

2. Balance credit General Fund 27 01 


Feb. 15. J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 143 07 / U 3 

May 4. W. C. Tyree 575 " 

25. J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 22 09 

June 12. A brother 50000 

Sept. 28. J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 78 14 

Oct. 26. Mt. Zion Association 18 16 

Nov. 30. J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 177 17 

30. J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 40 93 

$ 1,187 58 

Dec. 1. Balance to credit General Fund $ 314 88 ~~ 

P. I. B. Fund: Cert, of deposit M. B. Co., 957 07 


To Mrs. Rhoda Churchill $ 4750 

" Rev. Jesse Howell 5250 

" Mrs. C. F. Humphries 4000 

" Mrs. B. H. Phillips 47 50 

" Rev. W. J. Combs 3200 

" Rev. Wm. Harris 32 00 

" Rev. T. Harrison 32 00 

" Rev. John Hughes 3200 

" Rev. J. G. Barclay 3200 * 

" Mrs. Jane Barlow 2000 

" Printing 1 50 

" P. I. B. Fund 50370 

Nov. 30. Balance credit General Fund 314 88 

$ 1, 187 58 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. E. CHEEK, Treasurer. 

We have examined the above report and found it correct. 





Remarks were made by G. J. Dowell, Rufus Ford, N. L. 
Shaw, T. T. Speight, C. Durham, C. E. Taylor, N. B. 
Cobb, J. L. Carroll and J. C. Scarborough. 

The report was adopted. 

H. B. Duffy, special committee iu charge of the subscrip- 
tion for missionary to Japan, reported the following tabu- 
lated statement: 


For first year $ 924 00 

For four succeeding years — 

Second year S14 00 

Third year 814 00 

Fourth year 814 00 

Fifth year 814 00 

Total for five years $4,180 00 

Respectfully submitted, 



T. J. Taylor, offered the -following, which was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Secretaries publish and distribute 1,500 copies of 
the Minutes of this Convention, and that they receive $50 for their ser- 

M. P. Matheny moved that the committee of seven 
appointed at our last session to submit necessary changes 
in our Constitution for a separate Sunday School and Col- 
portage Board, be reappointed with the exception of A. M. 
Simms as chairman, instead of B. Cade. The committee 
being C. Durham, J. C. Scarborough, J. S. Hardaway, 
Thomas Hume, J. B. Boone and W. L. Poteat. 

The motion was adopted. 

The Convention expressed thanks to the reporters of the 
Charbtte Observer for their faithful and elaborate reports 
of the proceedings of the body. 


C. S. Blackwell, of Elizabeth City, was requested by the 
Convention to preach to-night. 

T. E. Skinner and T. H. Pritchard made closing remarks. 

T. E. Skinner offered prayer. "Sweet bye and bye" 
was sung, the parting hand was given, and the Convention 
adjourned to meet in Greensboro on Thursday night before 
the second Sunday in December, 1895. 


N. B. BroughTON, President. 

N. B. Cobb, 



The annual meeting of the North Carolina Baptist His- 
torical Society was held in the First Baptist church of 
Charlotte Sunday afternoon. Thomas Hume was re-elected 
President. Vice-Presidents, W. B. Oliver, President C. 
E. Taylor, J. W. Carter. Secretary, J. C. Caddell ; treas- 
urer, W. Iv. Poteat. 

The following members were enrolled, paying the annual 
fee, $1: Jas. W. Denmark, C. W. Blanchard, W. B. Oliver, 
J. W. Carter, F. P. Hobgood, John Mitchell, J. C. Cad- 
dell, S. W. Eaton, W. C. Tyree, G. J. Dowell, J. O. 

The following life members were present: Thos. Hume, 
J. L. Carroll, N. B. Cobb, J. D. Huf ham. 

On motion, the Constitution of the Society was amended 
so as to require the election of a Corresponding Secretary. 

N. B. Cobb was elected to this office and instructed to 
use his best efforts to obtain such historical facts as might 
be of value to the Society. 


A committee, consisting of J. L. Carroll, J. D. Huf ham 
and N. B. Cobb, was appointed to have such papers and 
documents, now in possession of the Society, printed for 
the permanent security of the same. 

A paper was read by Charles E. Taylor, containing a 
most admirable sketch of the life and labors of James S. 


The following were appointed to read papers at our next 
annual meeting: W. L. Poteat, subject not assigned; J. D. 
Hufham, "The Anti-Missionary Baptist of North Caro- 
lina;" J. B. Brewer, u The Life and Labors of Dr. S. 
Waitt;" Collier Cobb, in reference to "The Connection 
of the Battle of Alamance with Baptist History in North 
Carolina;" Thos. Hume, "Baptists in the days of John 
Milton;" F. P. Hobgood, on "The Life of William 


F. H. Kerfoot, of Southern Baptist Theological Semi- 
nary, and I. T. Tichenor, Corresponding Secretary of 
Home Mission Board of Southern Baptist Convention, were 
elected honorary members, and welcomed to the privileges 
of the Society by the president. 

There being no further business, the Society adjourned 
to meet with the Convention at its next annual session. 

THOMAS HUME, President 

J. C. CaddeLL, Secretary. 



Adams, E. J., Copeland. 

Adams, J. Q., Wadesboro. 

Adams, M. A., Reidsville. 

Adderton, W. S., Denton. 

Albritton, J. T., Mt. Olive. 

Alderman, J. O., Concord. 

Allen, W. M., Fletcher. 

Aman, D. F., Marines. 

Amnions, J. A., Needmore. 

Amnions, J. M., Halewood. 

Amnions, John, Outlook. 

Anderson, C. J. F., Carthage. 

Anderson, J. W., Asheville. 

Angel, Jas. J., Boouville. 

Annas, J. R. J., Monbo. 

Arrington, C. C., Shelton. 

Atkinson, J. W., Rogers Store. 

Austin, D. M., Charlotte. 

Austin, J. H., Rockingham. 

Bailey, C. T., D.D., Raleigh. 

Bailey, E. J., Walnut Run. 

Baldwin, M., Huntsville. 

Baldwin, T. M., Riceville. 

Baldwin, J. R., Silas Creek. 

Ballard. W. S., Scotland Neck. 

Ballard, J. M. 

Bardwin, J. H., Silas Creek. 

Barker, A. N., New Hope. 

Barker, H. M., Peachtree. 

Barker, W. F., Silas Creek. 

Barkley, J. G., Rocky Mount. 

Barnes, S. D., Boomer. 

Barnes, K., Sterling. 

Barr, J. S., Pinckton. 

Barrett, E. B., Peachlaud. 

Bartlett, G. A., Etna. 

Bassett, J. E., Asheville. 

Beach, W. R., King's Creek. 

Beam, J. A., Bethel Hill. 

Beamer, W. H., Pine Pudge. 

Beard, C. E.. Winnie. 

Beaver, C. E-, Mt. Holly. 

Beck, A. W., Calhoun. 

Bell, J. W., Clinton. 

Bennett, D. K., Charlotte. 

Bennett, J., Iredell. 

Bennett, J. E., Munroe. 

Bennett, J. M., Jubilee. 

Bennett, R.J. New Hill. 

Best, G. S., Kenansville. 

Betts, Alvin, Raleigh. 

Betts, Allen, Varina. 

Betts, A. L,.. Madison. 

Bilbro. W. E-, Magnolia. 

Billings, C. M., Wake Forest. 

Bivins, J. A., Richardson's Creek. 

Blackburn, S., Crumpler. 

Blackwell, C. S., Ph. D., Elizabeth City. 

Blalock, J. C, Ledger. 

Blanchard, C. W., E. Durham. 

Bland. Win., Autryville. 

Blankeuship, J. A , Paint Gap. 

Blevins, B., Trap Hill. 

Blevins, E., Crumpler. 

Blevins, C, Hermitage. 

Blount, E. E., Clyde. 
Blvthe, James, Saluda. 
Bobbin, E. C, Smyrna. 
Bogart, C. P., Edenton. 
Boone, J. B., Windsor. 
Bordeaux, A. J., Kelly's. 
Bostick, W. M., Troy. 
Bovd, J. P., Polkton. 
Boyles, L. S.. Wake Forest. 
Bradley, J. A., Marshall. 
Bradley, W. T., Morgan Hill. 
Bradshaw, W. R., Moravian Falls. 
Bridge rs, J. A., Spring Hope. 
Bridges, B. M., Lattimore. 
Bridges, D. P., Catawba. 
Bridges, J. D., New House. 
Bridges, J. A., Spring Hope. 
Briggs, ... .Benson. 
Hriggs, H. W., Bald Creek. 
Briggs. J. W., Mars Hill. 
Briggs, W. M., Briggsville. 
Bright, A., Spring Creek. 
Bright, T., Forest City. 
Brissou, Wm., Guy I on. 
Bristow, S. F., Colerain. 
Britt, J. L.. Turkey. 
Brock, T. J., Acton. 
Brooks, C. V., Jonesboro. 
Brooks, G. W., Brevard. 
Brookshier, J. L., Flat Rock. 
Brown Asa, Riverside. 
Brown, A. E., Denmark. 
Brown, C. C, Hamptonville. 
Brown, H. A., Winston. 
Brown, Joel, Elkville. 
Brown, W. G.. Cross Roads Church. 
Brunson, J. A., Asheville. 
Brunt, Wm., Winnie. 
Bryan, L., Cypress Creek. 
Buchanan, C. S., Barker. 
Buchanan, F. C, Globe. 
Buchanan, J. L., Barker. 
Buchanan, W. S., Bakersville. 
Bullard, D. S., Ro^eboro. 
Bumgardner, A. P., Csesar. 
Bumgardner, W. J.. Swanner. 
Bunch, E., Hobbsville. 
Burcham, G. M., Elkin. 
Burchett, J. W., Roaring River. 
Burfoot, A. W., Hertford. 
Burgess, C. S., Bayboro. 
Butler, A. A., Mt. Olive. 
Byrd, W. F., Trap Hill. 
Cade. B., Franklmton. 
Caines. G. C, Orton 
Caldwell, W. R., Robbinsville. 
Cale, Dancy, Windsor. 
Cale D., Woodland. 
Callahan, N. A., White Hall. 
Calhoun, C. E., Medlin. 
Calhoun. T. J., Medlin. 
Camp, T. C, Tusquitee. 
Campbell, A. N., Poe's. 
Campbell, J. A., Poe's. 
Campbell, Neal, Grayson. 

6 4 


Carroll, J. L. D.D., Chapel Hill. 
Carroll, R. D., Ayden. 
Carrick, Thos., Lexington. 
Carswell, J. W., Enola. 
Carswell, Z., Enola. 
Carter, I. M.. Bernice. 
Carter, Henry, Garland. 
Carter, J. W., D.D., Raleigh. 
Carter, T. S , Palestine. 
Case C. C. Columbus. 
Cashwell. C S., Hickory. 
Cashwell, J., Bladenboro. 
Cassiday, \V. A., Trail Branch. 
Caudle, A. B., Waxhaw. 
Caudle, J. H., Mizpah. 
Caudle, R. T., Charlotte. 
Chaffin, M. S., Calahan. 
Chambers, S. A., Waynesville. 
Chappell, W. Y., Flint. 
Cheek, F. B., Whitehead. 
Church, G. H., Statesville. 
Church, I. W.. Ready Branch. 
Clark, David, Brinkleyville. 
Clark, D. J., Register. 
Clark, F. P., Dogwood. 
Clark, M. L-, Muttenz. 
Clark, N. L., Chambers. 
Clarke, J. D , St. Paul's. 
Clement, A. B., Bushnell. 
Clenny, L. M., Silver. 
Cobb, N. B., D.D., Raleigh. 
Cobb, T. J., Chadbourn. 
Cobb, J. W., Maxton. 
Coleman, A., Murphy. 
Coley, W. J., Northside. 
Collie, D. S.. Brvsou City. 
Collins, J. W., Chalk Level. 
Combs, W. J., Trap Hill. 
Comer, J. Q., Hamptonville. 
Compton, M. C, Clyde. 
Conner, W. E., Quallatown. 
Conrad, S. F., Winston. 
Cook, H. B., Medlin. 
Cook, II. T.. Wake Forest. 
Cook. J. H, Lark 
Coppedge, G. W., Wakefield. 
Com, A. J., Grange. 

Corn, Noah, Little Creek. 

Crabtree, A. W., Arlington. 

Craig, B., Ahoskie. 

Cree, A., Roxobel. 

Cree, A.. Jr., Wake Forest. 

Creech, W.. Hare's Store. 

Crew, A., Roxobel. 

Crews, R. W., Germanton. 

Crisp. J. P., Norris. 

Crisp, K. H , Dorsey. 

Croom, H M., Globe. 

Cunningham, H. A., Swain. 

Curtis, L. M., Aulander. 

Davenport, T. E. M., Wake Forest. 

Daitz, T. F., Barker. 

Davis, A. C, Union ville. 

Davis, A. W.. Barker. 

Davis, E. L., Olive Branch. 

Davis. J. F., Vilas. 

Dehart, T. S., Swain. 

Dennis, J. D., Polk. 

Denton. J. R., Dvsartsville. 

Devin, R. I., Oxford. 

Deveny, J. V.. Wake Forest. 

Deweese, K. A., Hanging Dog. 

Deweese, L., Outlook. 

Deweese, \V. W., Bui ningtown. 

Dietz, J. S., Pearson. 

Dietz, T. F., Barker. 
. R., Cairo. 

Dixon, L. R., Goldston. 

Dixon, T., Shelby. 
Dobson, J. H., Catharine Lake. 
Dowell, G. J., Durham. 
Dowell, J., Jennings. 
Dowell, C. £,., Dovesville. 
Driver, R. P., Mapleville. 
Duke, G. M., Duke's. 
Duncan, T. M., Beaver Creek. 
Duncan, H. J., Clinton. 
Dunn, W. C, Balsam Grove. 
Durham, C, D.D., Raleigh. 
Durham, C. H., Bryson City. 
Earl, J. M., Swain. 
Early, D. W., Aulander. 
Ebeltoft, T. W., Shelby. 
Edwards, A. A., Winnabow. 
Edwards, D. D., Morrisville. 
Edwards, E. J., Williamstou. 
Edwards, J. H., Fayetteville. 
Edwards, J. R., Swain. 
Edwards, O. T., Ore Hill. 
Edwards, W. H., Wake Forest. 
Elam, P. R., Kings Mountain. 
Ellin, M. H., Durham. 
Elliott, Josiah, Hertford. 
Ensley, W., Dillsboro. 
Eudy, G. L.. Efird's Mills. 
Fant, J. K., Littleton. 
Farthing, A. C, Hattie. 

Farthing, C. S., Hattie. 
Farthing, J. H., Hattie. 

Felmet, C. F., Waco. 

Fender, A., Laurelton. 

Ferebee, J. B., Belcross. 

Ferrell, B. S., Waxhaw. 

Ferrell, M. S., Morrisville. 

Feriell, W. A., Black Creek. 

Few. D. T., Clinton. 

Fields, C. F , Elkiu. 

Finch, G. L., Biltmore. 

Fisher, J. G , Roslin. 

Fisher, Reuben, Clement. 

Fleetwood, J. C, Margarettsville. 

Ford, Rufus, Newbern. 

Foster, J. A., Glass. 

Franklin, J. K., Devotion. 

Frisbie, T. J., Spring Creek. 

Fry. H. O , Homers. 

Fulford, Win. J., Branchville. 

Furgerson, P. A., Lambsville. 

Fuqua, S. W., Eagle Springs. 

Galloway, J. A., Wolf Mountain. 

Galloway, J. E., Galloway. 

Gentry, S. E., State Road. 

Gilbert, R. M., Edneyville. 

Gilliland, D., Harrellsville. 

Gilliam, E. R . Drew. 

Gilmore, S., Goldston. 

Gilmore, Wm., Tempting. 

Glenn, D. A., Hendersonville. 

Glenn, W. H.. Grayson. 

Glidewell, C. W., Meadows. 

Golorth, M. A., Big Pine. 

Goforth, S. S., Lovelace. 

Gooden, A. H., Sweet Home. 

Gormley, M., Aquoue. 

Gosnell, G. W., Owenby. 

Gourley, Robert. Winston. 

Gower, C. E., Lincolnton. 

Graham, H. W., Swann Station. 

Grav, W. F., Buck Shoal. 

Green, David, Norris. 

Green, J. B., Forest City. 

Green, J., Boiling Springs. 

Green. R. G.. Hamptonville. 

Green, Solomon. Stony Fork. 

Greene, Edmund, Norris. 

Greene, L. H., Hakersville. 



Greene, M. I,., Ahoskie. 
Greene, S. H., Bakersville. 

Greenwood, , Paint Fork. 

Griffin, J. W., Palmerville. 
Gulledge, J. G., Brown Creek. 
Gwaltney, J. P., York Institute. 
Gwaltney, H. H., Vernon. 
Gwaltney, J. S., Yadkin Valley. 
Gwaltney, L. P., Vashti. 
Gwaltney, W. R., Wake Forest. 
Owyn, E. N., Elkin. 
Hackney, J. D., Franklinville. 
Hackney, J. C , Franklinville. 
Hackney, L. H., Chapel Hill. 
Hagaman, J. G., .Sweetwater. 

Haithcock, , Albemarle. 


Hall, J. W., Hayesville. 
Hall, W. F., Idaho. 
Hall, S. W., Thomasville. 
Hamilton, L. C. Bowman's Bluff. 
Hamilton, R. F., Knight. 
Hamner, W. H., Lexington. 
Hamrick, G. P., Boiling Springs. 
Hamrick, F. C, Pump. 
Hardaway, J. S., Oxford. 
Harman, A. J., Harman. 
Harman, D. C, Sugar Grove. 
Harman, G. W., Weldon. 
Harman, G. W., Ramseur. 
Harman, J. M., Sugar Grove. 
Harper, R. D., Dukes. 
Harrell, H. D., Forest City. 
Harrell, E. J., Eure. 
Harrell, J. B., Mt. Olive. 
Harrell. R. W., Burgaw. 
Harrell, W. B., M. D., Dunn. 
Harrell, Z. D , Ellenboro. 
Harrellson, H., Gaddysville. 
Harrill, E. D., Ellenboro. 
Harrington, E. P., Mission. 
Harris, B. B., Cuba. 
Harris, D. J., Yanceyville. 
Harris, J. M., Hartland. 
Harris, Wm., Kapp's Mill. 
Harrison, T.. Rockingham. 
Hartsell, J. W., Morven. 
Hartsell, P. G , Big Dick. 
Hawkins, A. B., Leicester. 
Hawkins, R. M., Sharon. 
Haymore, C. C, Mount Airy. 
Ha\nes. J. M., Clyde. 
Havnes, W., Asheville. 
Hedgepeth, L. P., Orrum. 
Hedgepeth, R. A., Leesville. 
Hefner, D., Lenoir. 
Henderson, G. W., Blaine, 
Hensley, A. J., Rocky Pass. 
Hensley, S. B., Bee Log. 
Hensley, W. E-, Faust. 
Henson, A. B., Balsam. 
Hester, N. F., Moravian Falls. 
Hewitt, D. L., Shallotte. 
Hice, J. H., Baton 
Hilburn, D. H., Bladenboro. 
Hilburn, L. W., Freeman. 
Hilburn, Rufus M., Bladenboro. 
Hildebrand, A., Pearson. 
Hildreth, J. H., Southport. 
Hill, A. H., Cottonville. 
Hill, Geo. W., Eoka. 
Hill, T. B., Wake Forest. 
Hillard, J. M., Thomasville. 
Hocutt, J. C, Burlington. 
Hocut, J. E-, Nashville. 
Hodge, J. F., Pool. 
Hoggard, J. N., Severn. 
Hogset, W. D. 

Hogue, G. F., Boonville. 

Holland, G. W., Winston. 

Hollar, E., Felts. 

Hollar, I., Eupeptic Springs. 

Holleman, J M., Apex. 

Hollifield, A. P., Ellenboro. 

Honeycutt, G. A., Whitley. 

Honeycutt, R., Beaman's X Roads. 

Honeycutt, Samuel, Wilhite. 

Honeycutt, T. M., Mars Hill. 

Honeycutt, W. H., Whitley. 

Hooker, W. H., Marshall." 

Hooper, G. W., Robbinsville. 

Hooper, I„. W., Tuckaseigee. 

Hopkins, W. J., Rock Cut. 

Hopper, P G., Grover. 

Hord, A. T., Glenville 

Horner, K. C, Horner's. 

Horner, T. J., Henderson. 

Horton, O. C, Selma. 

Howard, H. H., Bee Log. 

Howell, Jesse, Ewiiig. 

Howell, J. K., Rocky Mount. 

Hojde, J. A,, Maiden. 

Hudgins, Richard, Pump. 

Hufham, J. D., D. D., Shelby. 

Huges, J., Byrd. 

Hull, W. F., Wortman. 

Hume, Thomas, D. D., LL.D., Chapel Hill. 

Humphrey, W. A., Orrum. 

Hunt, A., Gamble's Store. 

Hunter, A. D., Raleigh. 

Hursey, J. A., Ashpole. 

Hutchinson, J. H., Six Forks. 

Irwin, A. C, Pearl. 

Isaac, B., Lineback. 

Ingram, H. M., Pekin. 

Jackson, Elbert, Turner's. 

James, R. H., Reuben. 

Jamison, Wesley, Bald Creek. 

Jenkins, C. A., Goldsboro. 

Jenkins, M. A., Waynesville. 

Jenkins, J. T., Wilmington. 

Johnson, J. C, Reese. 

Johnson, J. H., Bethel. 

Johnson, L., Rockingham. 

Johnson, Wm. R., Buckhorn. 

Johnson, S. H., Gray's Creek. 

Johnson, L. E,, Fremont. 

Jones, E. F., Gastonia. 

Jones, G. S., Hendersonville. 

Jones, J. R., Milton. 

Jones, N. S., Salisbury. 

Jones, R. H., Wakefield. 

Jones, Wm. H., Blue Ridge. 

Jones, W. J., Lattimore. 

Jones, W. T., Goldsboro. 

Jordan, F. M., East Fork. 

Jordan, Jas., Franklinville. 

Jordan, S., Robb.nsville. 

Jordan, W. P.. Hertford. 

Jordan, Y., Osbornville. 

Justice, A. A., Etna. 

Justice, A. I., Emma. 

Justice, C. B., Rutherfordton. 

Kane, E. F., Good Spring. 

Kanot, J., Robbinsville. 

Kessler, M. L-, Red Springs. 

King, J. D., Wampler. 

King, R. W., Wampler. 

King, T. C, Pensacola. 

King, W. G., Villanow. 

Knight, W. F., Blowing Rock. 

Kreeger, J. C, King's Cabin. 

Kuykendall, J. A. Leicester. 

Kuykendall, W. I., Alexander. 

Lamberth, J. H., Greenville, 

Lancaster, J. F., Oak Ridge. 



Lancaster, W. D., Sandy Springs. 
Landrum, M. ZSI., Marion. 
Landsell, J. J., Roxboro. 
Latta, A T., Monroe. 
Lawhon, W. H. H., Lawhon. 
Lawing, J. W., Peachtree. 
Leach, M. J. 

Leary, T. J., Morehead City. 
Leatherman, J. F.. Hull's X Roads. 
Lee, W. F., Tiptop. 
Lee, W. M., Summit. 
Lee, M. L., Ashpole. 
Leggatt, B., Windsor. 
Leggett, R. J., Howelville. 
Lennon, H., Orton. 
Lennon, J. P., Freeman. 
Lewellyn, J. H., Dobson. 
Lewis, C. H., Gamble's Store. 
Lewis, L. G., Pennington. 
Lewis, Jos , Gage. 
Lewis, J. L., Laurelton. 
Lilly, Edmond, King's Creek. 
Limrick, R. L., Shelby. 
Little, J. W., Lane's Creek. 
Little, T. P., Beaver Dam. 
Littleton, J. W., Palestine. 
Livingston, D. K., Little Pine Creek. 
Loftus, R. L.. Mt. Airy. 
Logan, W. H.. Ayr. 
Long, J. H., Excelsior. 
Loudermilk, D. P., Fonta Flora. 
Loyd, L. A., Spring Hope. 
Mace, G. W., Bowman's Bluff. 
Macomson, M. V., Graham. 
Manly, H.. Brevard. 
Marcus, W. A., Homestead. 
Marley, H. C, Lenoir. 
Marsh, A., Beaver Dam. 
Marsh, R. H , D. D., Oxford. 
Martin, C. H., Polkton. 
Martin. J. H., Granite Falls. 
Martin, T- H.. Hamptonville. 
Martin, W. N., Trail Branch. 
Mashburn, A. L., Nealsville. 
Mashburn, H. H. 
Mason, J. A., Conclave. 
Mason, W.C., Flats. 
Mason, B. K., Advance. 
Matheny, M. P., Lincolnton. 
Matthews, J. R., Hexlena. 
Matthews, N. J., Waluut Cove. 
Matthias. B., Buck Shoal. 
May, S. S., Cross Roads Church. 
May, G. W., Oswego. 
Mercer, T. J., Bolivia. 
McCarson, J. L., Hendersonville. 
McChire, \V. B , Stanley's Creek. 
McDevitt, P., Mars Hill. 
McDuffie, J. F.. East Durham. 
McGinnis, I. J., Banner Elk. 
McGugau, C. P., Lumber Bridge. 
McKaughan, J. A. Scotland Neck. 
McLeod, D.. Washington. 
Mel.endon, J. J., Wolfsville. 
McMahon, A., Hamrick. 
McMillan, D. C, Ashpole. 
McXeal, M., Wilkesboro. 
Meadows, W. C, Poor's Knob. 
Meeks, O. P., Clinton. 
Melton, W. H., Kapp's Mill. 
Melvin, W. A., Harrell's Store. 
Melvin, w. s., Winnie. 
Mercer, M. V., Lumberton. 
Merrell, G. L., Franklinville. 
Metcalf, C. C , Briga:=ville. 
Miles, Jno. A., Lei< 
Miller, Daniel L., Highlands. 
Millikeu, C, Ash. 

Milliken, H., Ash. 
Millnox, T. H.. Grover. 
Mints, J. A., Shallotte. 
Mitchell, Jno., D. D., Frauklinton. 
Mitchell, S. W.. Cooper. 
Moffitt, J. I., Stone Mountain. 
Montague, E- J., Allensville. 
Moore, H. C, Monroe. 
Moore, I. F., Lynch. 
Moore, Jesse D., Beaufort. 
Moore, J. O., Hunting Creek. 
Moore, R. A., Red Springs. 
Moore, R. R., Ore Hill. 
Moore, J. D., Beaufort. 
Morgan, B. L., Homestead. 
Morgan, D. A., Spring Creek. 
Morgan, E., Candler. 
Morgan, E. J.. Candler. 
Morgan, F. M., Flats. 
Morgan, S. J., Morgan Hill, 
Morgan, W. C, Robbinsville. 
Morris, J. F., Stanlev's Creek. 
Morton, D. S , Whitley. 
Morton, H., Thomasville. 
Morton, W. B., Louisburg. 
Morton, W. G., Albemarle. 
Moss, N. H., Cherrvville. 
Mull, W. B., Shroup's Ford. 
Mullinax. T. H., Grover. 
Mumford, G. N., Littleton. 
Mundy, J. A., D. D., Wilson. 
Murchison, C. M., Penelope. 
Murchisou, D. C, Gulf. 
Myers. A. E. 

Myers, W, W., Round Mountain. 
Naylos, M. W., Giles Mills. 
Nelson, C. J., Goldsboro. 
Nelson, D. B., Yale. 
Nelson, E. R., Hendersonville. 
Nelson, J. H., Patterson. 
Newberry, T. B., Fa3'etteville. 
Newell, G. W., Mapleville. 
Newton, I. T., Wake Forest. 
Newton, J. B., Aulauder. 
Newton, J. D., Thomasville. 
Newton, W. C. Wake Forest. 
Noble, J. W. Greenville. 
Norris, H. W., Ballentine's Mills. 
Norris, Isaac, Cruso. 
Norris, John, Sweet Water. 
Norton, J. H., Venable. 
Nowell, W. C. Nashville. 
Oldham, S. W. 
Olive, W. S., Apex. 
Oliver, P., Dalton. 
Oliver, W. B., Wilmington. 
Orr, G. W., Robbinsville. 
Orrell, H. B., Abbott's Creek. 
Overby, R. R., D. D., Belcross. 
Overton, W. C, Harrellsville. 
Owen, J. L., Glenville. 
Owen, S. C, Candler. 
Oxford Isaac. Cedar Valley. 
Pace, J. R., Whitakers. 
Page, S C, Godwins. 
Page, Wiley M., Falcon. 
Palmer, R.L., Beech Creek. 
Panther, J P.. Quallatown. 
Paris, T. W., New Castle. 
Parish, A. A.. Edentou. 
Parsons. W. C, Green Mountain. 
Patton, R. I.., Morqanlon. 
Pavne, J. M., Deckhill. 
Payseur, J. J., Matthews. 
Peel, R. K.. Wilmington. 
Pendergrass, J. R., Franklin. 
Perkinsou. L., Warren Plains. 
Peruell, M. R., Frauklinton. 


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Phillips, Jona., Beech Creek. 

Phillips, Wm., Mount Airy. 

Phillips, J. L., Houck. 

Pinner, R., Faust. 

Pippin, A. A., Spring Hope. 

Pitchford, J. A., Littleton. 

Pittman, A. R., Reunert. 

Piatt, J. T., Warne. 

Plemmons, James, Biltmore. 

Pleuimons, T. H., Brevard. 

Poe, E. A., Morgauton. 

Pool, C. C, Partee. 

Pool, D. W., Statesville. 

Porter, S. J., Morehead. 

Porter, C. W., Elm City. 

Porter, A. H., Orton. 

Poston, F. H., Smithfield. 

Poston, R., Shelby. 

Pounds, T. A., Archer Lodge. 

Powell, J. W., Rocky Mount. 

Prevatt, F., Lumberton. 

Prevait, F. A., Lumberton. 

Prevatt, John, Moss Neck. 

Prewett, N , Knob Creek. 

Pritchard, T. H., D. D., Charlotte. 

Privette, I. T., Wilkesboro. 

Proffit, M. S., Mars Hill. 

Pruett, L. R., Charlotte. 

Pruitt, Wm., Robbinsville. 

Pugh, J. M., Raudleman. 

Purefoy, A. F., Wake Forest. 

Purnell, M. R., Louisbnrg. 

Queen, A. C, Tuckaseigee. 

Queen, B. N., Tuckaseigee. 

Queen, J. H., Bryson City. 

Queen, L. F., Cowart's. 

Radford, Levi, Princeton. 

Ray, D. J., Whiteville. 

Ramsey, Garrett, Marshall. 

Reaves, E. S., Aulander. 

Rector, J. A., Table Rock. 

Redwine, J. F., Fork Church. 

Reece, J. N., Galloway. 

Reed, W. W., Balsam. 

Reedy, E. W., Sussex. 

Reese, J. V. Cruso. 

Register, J. M.. Register. 

Rhodes, J. R., Saluda. 

Rich, W. H., Peru. 

Richardson, J. B., High Point. 

Rickman, P. R.. Leatherman. 

Riddick, J. T., Bethel Hill. 

Riddle, B. B., Pensacola. 

Riddle, H. B., Big Pine. 

Riddle, J., Beaver Creek. 

Roberts, Creed, Berlin. 

Roberts, D. J., Cherry Lane. 

Robertson, W. A., Price's Creek. 

Rogers, J. W. F., Apex. 

Rogers, M., Bushnell. 

Rose, J. W., Cove. 

Rowell, J. E., Cleon. 

Rowell, S. J., Cleon. 

Roy, W H, Paint Fork. 

Royal, W. B., D. D., Wake Forest. 

Royal, R., Kelly. 

Sales, J., Mt. Tabor. 

Sams, L. W., Summerton. 

Sanderlin, G.W., LL.D. , Washington, D.C. 

Sandling, R. C, Harrell's Store. 

Saunders, B., Lilesville. 

Saunders, Samuel. Murfreesboro. 

Savage, W. V., Tarboro. 

Scarborough, C. W., Murfreesboro. 

Scott, J. J., Alfordsville. 

Seagraves, W. M., Jonesville. 

Sears, D. R., Siler City. 

Segle, L. M., Spring Creek. 

Sellers, Lorenzo, Supply. 

Sentell, R. A., Sonoma. 

Settle, J. F., Benham. 

Settlemyre, G. W., Old Fort. 

Setzer, A. W., Carson. 

Sewell, G. A., Clayton. 

Sexton, S. M., Nough, Tenn. 

Shaver, J. M., Dealville. 

Sheets, Henry, Lexington. 

Shell, J. T., Petra Mills. 

Shell, L. C, Jonas Ridge. 

Shepherd, J. J., Brindletown. 

Sherrill, T. C, Jumbo. 

Sherwood, J. J. L-, Vilas. 

Shinn, J. L., Morgantou. 

Silver, Thomas, Micaville. 

Simmons, S. F., Jonesville. 

Simms, A. H., Dillsboro. 

Simms, A. M., Raleigh. 

Skinner, T. E., D. D., Raleigh. 

Sledge, J. W., Stallings. 

Sledge, W. H., Wake Forest. 

Smiley, J. S., Swain. 

Smith, James A., Fair Bluff. 

Smith, J. E., Creedmore. 

Smith, J. L., Siler City. 

Smith, W. A., Cedar Rock. 

Snider, D. A., Monroe. 

Soles, J., Mount Tabor. 

Sorrells, J. C, Nealsville. 

Sorrell, W. M., Cary. 

Southern, W. P., A.sheville. 

Sowell, G. A., Clayton. 

Speight, T. T., D.D., Lewiston. 

Spence, J. R , Ballentine's Mills. 

Speuce, J. P., Elizabeth City. 

Spillman, B. W., Smyrna. 

Sprinkle, A. J., Peek. 

Stallings, J. N., D. D., Mocksville. 

Stallings, N. P., Coinjock. 

Stamey, A., Bliss. 

Stanley, J. F., Solitude. 

Stephens, M. A., Lumberton. 

Stevenson, E. G., East Durham. 

Stewart, J. L., Clinton. 

Stoker, A. P., Denton. 

Stone. C. H., Haystack. 

Stough, A. L., Kinstou. 

Stradley, J. A., Oxford. 

Stringfield, O. L., Raleigh. 

Summey, J. A., Hannersville. 

Suttle, J. W., Albemarle. 

Swaim, S. D., Wilmington. 

Swaim, V. M., Jonesville. 

Swain, E. L., Shallotte. 

Taylor, A. J., Mars Hill. 

Taylor, C. E., D. D., LL. D., Wake Forest. 

Taylor, E. L., Rutherfordton. 

Taylor, J. H., Poplar Grove. 

Taylor, T. J., Warrenton. 

Teeter, E. D., Locust Level. 

Tew, D. W., Clinton. 

Tew, J. W., Iredell. 

Tew, J. O. 

Thomas, A. B., Silver. 

Thomas, C. A. G., Greensboro. 

Thomas, I. W., Hibriten. 

Thomason, D. W., Belmont. 

Thompson, K., Low Gap. 

Tilley, George V., Chapel Hill. 

Thorn, J. B., Ferry. 

Townsend, J. T., Fayetteville. 

Treadway, E. R., Cove Creek. 

Trivett, J. W., Dark Ridge. 

Tucker, Elihu. Weasel. 

Tuttle, J. F., Whiteville. 

Tyree, W. C, Durham. 

VanDeventer, R., Henderson. 



Vanhoy, W. H., Hamptonville. 
Vann, R. T., D.D., Scotland Neck. 
Vernon, J. H., Polloksville. 
Vestal, M. M., Jonesville. 
Vinson, J. D., Cullasaja. 
Waff, W. B., Revnoldson. 
Walker, N., New Castle. 
Wallen, Jesse, Marshall. 
Wallen, S., Big Laurel. 
Ward, Benjamin, Marines. 
Watkins, G. T., Roxboro. 
Watson, J. W., Chapel Hill. 
Weatherman, J. G., Jennings. 
Weaver, R. D., High Point. 
Webb, G. M., Shelby. 
Welborn, T. M., Trap Hill. 
Welch, H. D., Balsam. 
West, J. H., Downsville. 
West, W. C, Fayetteville. 
Wheeless, Z. W., Grissom. 
Whisnant, E. S., Table Rock. 
White, J. A., Taylorsville. 
White, J. E., Edenton. 
White, J. L., Asheville. 
White, J. M., Apex. 
White, G. W., Green's X Roads. 
White, M. P., Wilmington. 
Whitener, P. A., Morganton. 
Whiteside, Z. T., Uree. 
Whitlock, L. A., Silver. 
Willcox, A. G., Brinkleyville. 

Wilcoxson, Wm., Elk X Roads. 
Wild, J. M., Walnut Run. 
Wild, T. R.-, Big Pine. 
Wilhoit, G. O., Ansonville. 
Williams, A. B., Goldsboro. 
Williams, A. J., Kapp's Mill. 
Williams, B. B., Harrellsville. 
Williams, C. B., Wintou. 
Williams, H. T., Roxboro. 
Williams, J. M., Clover. 
Williams, O. P., Robbinsville. 
Wills, W. W., Fair Bluff. 
Wills, C. G., Warsaw. 
Wilson, L- A., Sutherlands. 
Wilson, Samuel, Bee Log. 
Wilson, W. H., Madison. 
Wood, T. G., Belcross. 
Wood, E. M., Cisco. 
Woodrufi, W. B., Elkin. 
Woodson, C. J., Gatesville. 
Woodward, J. S.. Needmore. 
Wooten, E. W., Wooten. 
Wooten, F. T.. Keith. 
Wooten, R. W., Rouda. 
Wray, J. A., Winston. 
Wright, J. W., Felts. 
Wright, T. S., Peachland. 
Wyatt, W. J., Perth. 
Yarborough, J. H., Boonville. 
Younce, Jacob, Dark Ridge. 
Young, A. W., Scaly. 

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